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Identity theft events raise money for Crime Stoppers

CARMEL, Ind. (WISH) – Stormy weather this weekend didn’t stop thousands of Hoosiers from turning out to help keep their identities safe. Shred-It events across Central Indiana helped raise more than $23,000 for Crime Stoppers.

WISH-TV partnered with Crime Stoppers to host a “Shred-It” event in Carmel on Saturday. Additional events were held in Speedway, Lawrence, Greenwood, Lebanon and downtown Indianapolis.

Despite having to close several of the sites briefly due to lightning in the area, the events helped raise more than $23,000.

Crime Stoppers requested a $5 donation per box of documents. Additional donations were requested for those who dropped off electronics at the event, which will all be safely and securely recycled.

That money will be used to help pay for tips sent in to Crime Stoppers that are used to solve crimes across Central Indiana.

Another “Shred-It” is planned for this fall.