With this past week being National Consumer Protection Week, the Kansas Attorney General's Office hosted document shredding events across the state, including one in Emporia Friday.
Dillons at 902 East 12th was the site where folks could stop by with their bags or boxes of documents in need of shredding.
Lynette Baker of the state Attorney General's Office Consumer Protection Division says it's important to protect yourself from identity theft by having your documents shredded regularly.
At Friday's event, Jayhawk File Express collected documents in bins, locks them in a delivery truck, and transports them back to headquarters in Topeka where they are shredded in a secure location. Baker says this method ensures that private information stays safe.
For information, call 800-432-2310 or go online to www.InYourCornerKansas.org.