BUTLER – State Reps. Marci Mustello (R-Butler) and Tedd Nesbit (R-Butler/Mercer) are teaming up to offer residents the opportunity to have documents containing personal or sensitive information shredded in order to help protect them against identity theft.
The free Shredding/Identity Theft Prevention Event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Crossfire Church, 1802 Main St. Ext. in Butler.
“I encourage area residents to make use of the service,” said Mustello. “It is imperative to protect our private information and make sure it doesn’t get into the wrong hands by destroying it properly. You will be able to witness your documents being shredded on site.”
Common types of unwanted items that should be shredded include credit card statements or applications, bank statements, canceled checks, old income tax information, insurance and medical records, and other materials with identifying personal information like Social Security, credit card or bank account numbers. Phone books, newspapers and bound books cannot be accepted.
“Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the nation,” said Nesbit. “I am pleased to be able to provide the community with a secure way to shred large amounts of personal documents and reduce the risk of becoming a victim of identity theft.”
For more information, contact Mustello’s district office at 724-283-5852 or 855-282-0613, or visit her website at RepMustello.com
. Residents can also contact Nesbit’s office at 724-458-4911 or visit his website at RepNesbit.com
Representative Marci Mustello
11th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Rick Leiner
717.260.6437 (office), 717.497.8478 (cell)