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Eliminate security risks with MSL’s Flint Shredders

Eliminate security risks with MSL's Flint Shredders

Eliminate security risks with MSL’s Flint Shredders

As spring inches closer and closer, we wanted to share a few interesting facts and tips on shredding to help get you ready for some good spring cleaning!

Did You Know: According to a 1988 Supreme Court Ruling (California vs. Greenwood), when a person throws something out, that item is now the public domain. Any piece of material may be taken without permission.
  • Tip: Use shredded paper in your compost pile.
  • Tip: Donate shredded paper to animal shelters.
  • Did You Know: Approximately 1 bag of cross cut paper shreds equals 5 bags of straight cut paper shreds.

Security and liability are concerns for every business owner. Eliminate risk with MSL’s Flint Shredders’ line of commercial paper shredders and hard drive shredding machines. We carry a wide model range and variety of paper shredders. Contact us for additional information or CLICK HERE to check out our models.

Mid-State Litho, Inc.
Flint Shredders

5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507

Document Shredding Company Employee Eyed in ID Theft Ring

Identity TheftNBCDFW Special Report by Scott Gordon / Friday, March 28, 2014

A Fort Worth man who worked for a document shredding company did not destroy bank records and instead shared them with thieves, according to court documents.

The number of potential victims is in the thousands and the total loss may be in the millions of dollars, a law enforcement source told NBC DFW.

Patrick Doucet, 43, of Fort Worth, drove a truck for Cintas Document Management, police said. The Ohio-based company promotes its off-site shredding business as safe and secure.

Major businesses, including an insurance company, contracted with Cintas to destroy their customers’ records.

The police investigation is outlined in a search warrant for Doucet’s North Fort Worth home. In a search of the house last week, police seized computers, cell phones and other items after investigators said they found a victim’s check in Doucet’s trash.

Doucet has not been arrested but the investigation is still very active, the source said.

According to the search warrant, the investigation started in Henry County, Georgia, in January.

Police there arrested Shanika Jackson, 37, of Atlanta, and charged her with writing fake checks in the name of a Bedford woman.

Investigators said she implicated Doucet and told them he worked for a document shredding company.

It is unclear how the two may know each other.

Fort Worth detectives said they confirmed Doucet was a truck driver for Cintas and that the thefts involved Cintas’ customers on his route.

Court documents label this a multi-state theft ring.

Police said a man near Seattle was robbed of his identity after he wrote a check to Allstate Insurance Company and mailed it to Dallas.

Detectives said they found the man’s torn-up check in a search of the trash in front of Doucet’s house and the victim later confirmed someone had recently tried to write fraudulent checks on his account.

Investigators also said they confirmed Allstate was one of the businesses on Doucet’s route.

In a statement, Allstate said, “We take our customer’s privacy very serious and are looking into the report.”

Allstate is the only Cintas client mentioned in the search warrant and it is not clear what other businesses and their customers may have been victimized.

Michelle Goret, Cintas’ director of corporate communications, did not respond to a phone message or emails late Friday.

Mike Hansen, Cintas’ vice president and treasurer, also did not respond to an email seeking comment.

Doucet did not answer his door Friday afternoon and could not be reached.

Using a shredding service is putting your company’s security in the hands of strangers. Shredding at the source is the essential security measure. View our shredding solutions by CLICKING HERE!

MBM’s top selling cross-cut shredders

Check out MBM’s Top Selling Cross Cut Destroyit Paper Shredders!

Destroyit cross cut shredders are the perfect balance between strip cut and high security models. By cutting the paper both vertically and horizontally; you end up with a smaller and more secure particle, meeting security levels 3 or 4.

Cross cut shred bins can also hold five times as much cross cut shred volume than it can of strip cut shred, thus being more space efficient and bag thrifty. Every cross cut model’s cutting shafts come with a lifetime warranty from MBM.

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The F.B.I. estimates that U.S. businesses lose tens of billions of dollars every year due to theft of company data. All the electronic security measures in the world are useless if you’re throwing out confidential hard copies and disks by the truckload. Putting your trust in an outside shredding service to dispose of confidential data for you is not the answer. By outsourcing your company’s document disposal, you effectively relinquish control of the program. In addition, the costs associated with shredding services are at astronomical levels and are not going to decrease. The surest and most economical way to protect your company from data or identity theft is to shred sensitive documents in-house, at the source–in the hardened steel cutting shafts of a Destroyit® paper shredder.

Destroyit paper shredders from MBM set the standard for strength and durability. Destroyit shredders do more than just shred paper, they are an essential part of your security program. For additional information, contact MSL at 1-800-343-4231 or visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net.

Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507