Premier Bank drew 214 people with shred materials for Shred Day this past Saturday. This is the sixth annual shred event they’ve held.

“We’re trying to educate and promote awareness of identity theft,” said Christina Rader, Marketing Director at Premier Bank. “There are simple steps we can all take to prevent identity theft, and shredding confidential information is one of them.”

People brought enough papers to fill the truck with 11,000 pounds of shred. Each year the public is invited to bring up to three brown paper grocery bags of paper for shred free of charge to Premier Bank’s Shred Day. Premier also offers an Identity Theft & Fraud Awareness seminar during the event. The next shred day for Premier Bank will be held next year after taxes are due. People are welcome to bring their papers directly to Tri-State Shred for a small fee.

More information about identity theft and fraud prevention, plus steps to take if you suspect your identity has been stolen can be found on Premier Bank’s website at www.premierbanking.com/resources/identity-theft-info.