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CBS 5 Shred-a-thon a huge success for consumers

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Thousands of Arizona consumers came out to our special, annual event this week to shred documents and protect themselves from identity theft.

More and more consumers are participating in the CBS 5 Shred-a-thon at International Paper in Phoenix. On Monday, April 11, approximately 2600 vehicles visited the facility. That's about 200 more vehicles than last year.

Those vehicles brought with them a lot of paper. Approximately 210 tons of paper was shredded at the event, which took place from 4:30 am until 7 pm.

Each vehicle averaged about 7 boxes of documents.

If you attended, good job! You took a great step to protect your identity. We hope to see you, and some new faces, next April.

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Dave CherryCBS 5 Advocate Dave Cherry works to resolve your consumer problems and protect your money. If he can't help, he'll do his best to point you in the right direction.

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Dave was born and raised in Philadelphia and considers himself one of the biggest Philly sports fans. At 6-feet, 5-inches, he's probably right! Dave started on a different career path before fulfilling his lifelong dream of reporting the news and helping consumers. Dave graduated from Philadelphia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting; he later earned an MBA degree in Finance from Temple University in Philadelphia. Dave also spent ten years as Vice President and Director of Sales and Marketing for two of America's leading real estate franchise companies. Dave started his 21-year news career at WHP in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, as news anchor and reporter, then moved to KOLD in Tucson, as the morning news anchor. From Tucson, he went to KRON in San Francisco as a freelance news reporter before moving east to COMCAST in Philadelphia as a general assignment reporter. In the fall of 2003, Dave moved west and joined KPNX in Phoenix and spent nine years as the station Call for Action Consumer Reporter. Through his on-air advocacy work in 2011, Dave and his team were able to help consumers save more than $1 million. Dave joined CBS 5 News as our CBS 5 Advocate in December 2012. Dave is a vegan and likes to eat the amazing vegan food prepared by his lovely wife, Carmen. Dave's also a big Bruce Springsteen fan (he's seen more than 70 shows!), the man who inspired him to learn the guitar. Besides playing many of the boss' songs, Dave writes and sings his own songs and recorded a CD of original music.

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