The Pinal County Attorney Kent Volkmer and Maricopa Police Department are hosting a community event providing free document shredding and prescription drug take-back services on Saturday October 14, 2017. The event will take place from 8:00AM to 10:00PM at the Maricopa Police Department located at 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.
Identity theft is the crime of using another person’s personal information, credit history or other identifying characteristics in order to make a purchase or borrow money without that person’s permission. According to an article earlier this year written by Bob Sullivan of Credit.com, published by USA Today, Identity Theft effected an estimated 15.4 million consumers in 2016, up from 13.1 million the year before.
“It is important that we raise awareness about the increasing threat of identity theft. With all the focus on protecting our digital devices, it’s easy to overlook the hundreds of pages we collect per year, including tax documents, medical records, receipts, bills, mail, and other items that contain personal information that can be used to steal one’s identity.” – Kent Volkmer
In addition, Maricopa Police Department will facilitate a prescription drug drop off where people can safely dispose of any unused or expired prescription tablets or capsules.
NOTE: We CANNOT accept needles, syringes, injectables, EpiPens, Asthma inhalers, thermometers, intravenous solutions, creams, ointments, liquids, or over the counter medication.
This is the 3rd ID Theft and Drug Take-Back event organized by Pinal County Attorney Kent Volkmer since he has taken office in January 2017. Previous events were held in Mammoth and San Tan Valley, and plans for future events are in the works for Arizona City, Apache Junction, Casa Grande, and the Florence/Coolidge areas.
There is no charge for the services, but donations are being collected to support local abuse shelters Suggested items are: toothpaste, tooth brushes, deodorant, shampoo, and soap.