2020 Free Public Shred Event!

Contact: Craig Olive

Phone: 919-989-5160

As an ongoing effort to help the citizens of Johnston County from Identity Theft, Craig Olive and the Johnston County Register of Deeds office, is organizing a “Public Shred” Event.  Identity Theft is currently the fastest growing crime in America, with someone’s identity being stolen every three seconds.  North Carolina is ranked 18th among states according to the NCDOJ in terms of ID theft. Over 10.3 million North Carolinians have been put at greater risk of ID theft by more than 2,500 security breaches since 2005.

The public is encouraged to bring old files, receipts, credit card offers, bank statements, returned checks and any other sensitive information that they want to discard of. 

The event will be held on October 31, 2020 from 10am-1pm, in the IGA parking lot at 721 N. Brightleaf Blvd., Smithfield, NC. 

Along with Craig Olive and the Johnston County Register of Deeds office, other sponsors include:  Radio Station 102.3 FM, The Johnston County Report, Local Government Federal Credit Union, Edwards/Carlie C’s IGA and Hinson’s Printing.  For more information call (919) 989-5160.

Back in 2009, Olive was credited with getting a tougher Identity Theft Protection bill passed in North Carolina.  Register of Deeds across North Carolina may go on and cover up sensitive numbers and information on public documents on the Internet.  Olive stated, “That he will continue to be an advocate for the citizens of Johnston County in preventing Identity theft”.  

Olive stated, “Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will have safety measures in place.  The public is encouraged to wear masks and practice social distancing.   Masks will be available if needed”. 


 Download Shred Event 2020 Flyer


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Smithfield, NC 27577