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Algood Police Hosting Fall Shred To Safely Destroy Sensitive Documents

Algood residents can get rid of sensitive documents like tax documents, and old bills safely Saturday at City Hall.

Police Chief Dale Armour said the idea began after discussions with Mayor Lisa Chapman-Fowler earlier this year. During presentations and classes supporting the Fraud Event for seniors, a shred truck was mentioned.

“It’s actually good for everybody,” Armour said. “Anytime a document gets out of hand or gets lost or gets thrown in the trash and someone does a trash pull and gets somebody’s social security number or their date of birth, they can always do that to steal their identity and open credit cards or perpetrate other types of fraud on them.”

The shred event takes place from 10am-2pm. Armour said you can also see what it’s like to be in a car crash without a seatbelt. A Tennessee Highway Safety Office simulator will be on-hand.

“Anything I can save somebody from, whether it’s an identity theft case or it’s an overdose where somebody gets some medicine by accident or using a seatbelt, then I’ve done my job and it makes my job easier,” Armour said.

Saturday is also the National Drug Take-Back Day for the fall. Armour said residents can bring in old medicines. They will be taken to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to be incinerated.