For the ninth straight year AARP will host a free shredding event in an effort to prevent people from becoming victims of identity theft.

On Saturday consumers can stop by the Center Mall at 42nd and Center and have documents with personal information shredded, including cancelled checks, credit card offers, old bank and financial statements and medical bills.

Between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. state-of-the-art mobile shredders will be set up at the east end of the top level of the mall's parking lot.  Unloading assistance will be available.