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Crime Stoppers To Hold Shredding Fundraiser

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nashville's shred day is coming. The project is designed to prevent identity theft and raise money for Crime Stoppers. The non-profit crime fighting group is running out of money. 

For nearly 27 years Crime Stoppers has helped police keep Nashville's streets safer. Anyone can anonymously call, text or e-mail information to police. The information is good for a reward of up to $1,000, but the reward money is running out. 

"The financial picture for Crime Stoppers is really actually bleak. We're paying out about 90 percent more than what we're taking in rewards in the last two years," said Jim Lambert with the Metro Nashville Police Department. 

He said if the trend continues Crime Stoppers may be out of business in 3 or 4 years. The city of Nashville is holding a fundraiser to help keep Crime Stoppers going. 

The city's shred day is scheduled for LP field April 10. 

From 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. people can bring by sensitive documents and they'll be destroyed by the company Shred It. The cost is $5. 

You can help yourself from becoming a victim of identity theft and at the same time help build up the Crime Stoppers reward fund. 

"We're just asking for $5 donation. We'll shred it on site right there in just a few seconds, and you get your box back," said Lambert. 

The Crime Stoppers Board of Directors got the idea from Indianapolis. The city holds a community shredding event twice a year. The shredding days raise thousands of dollars for Crime Stoppers. Police hope the same will happen in Nashville. 

In addition to bringing documents to LP Field you can also get rid of your old prescription drugs. That service will be free.

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