KENNEWICK, Wash. -- ID theft victims report that they spend over 30 hours and $500 to recover from the crime.
Saturday, from 10 to 2 at the Kennewick and Richland Target stores, you can have your documents shredded for free. You can bring up to two banker boxes or three shopping bags.
Kennewick Police says Washington State remains in the top ten states in terms of identity theft. And in the Tri-Cities, at least one person every day has their identity stolen. Police say that you should shred pre-approved credit applications , bank checks, and any other documents containing financial information.
Consumer Credit Counselor Yvonne Fangler says, "There's so many things they can do to mess you up financially, the credit cards are kind of a small thing, compared to someone giving your name when they get arrested."
Again, if you want to shred your documents take them to the Kennewick and Richland Target stores between 10 and 2 tomorrow.
It is free but CrimeStoppers will be accepting donations.