On April 29, 2023, Legislator Kennedy joined AARP at a paper waste shredding event. After promoting the event in the weeks leading up to it, the legislator was happy to attend the event held in the parking lot of the Commack Public Library.
“It is important that residents are made aware of these events,” said Legislator Leslie Kennedy. “Safe disposal of sensitive information, such as bills, credit card statements, business documents and personal documents, helps prevent fraud and identify theft.”
According to identifytheft.org, Government Documents or Benefits Fraud tops the list of identity theft types with 395,948 reported cases. Additionally, total losses from identity theft exceed $10.2 billion annually.
Keep a look out for other paper waste and e-waste disposal events in our district if you were unable to attend this one.