The Pinal County Attorney Kent Volkmer and the Arizona City Fire District are hosting a community event providing free document shredding and prescription drug take-back services on Saturday October 21, 2017. The event will take place from 8:00AM to 10:00PM at the Arizona City Fire District Station located at 14022 S. Sunland Gin Rd. Arizona City, AZ 85123.
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, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office 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 4th event 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 Maricopa with plans for, Apache Junction, Casa Grande, and the Florence/Coolidge areas.
We would like to hold these events in each major area of the county at least once per year, and are grateful for the organizations such as the Fire District, local Police Agencies, Cities, Elected Officials and non-profit organizations that have partnered with us to make these events possible. – Kent Volkmer
There is no charge for the event services, but donations are being collected to support local abuse shelters Suggested items are: toothpaste, tooth brushes, deodorant, shampoo, and soap.