Oneida, NY (WIBX) - Oneida Savings Banks is helping residents tear it up, all in an effort to thwart would-be identity thieves.

On Saturday, May 19, 2012 the bank is holding a free "Shred Fest" where Confidata will shred up to five boxes, or 175 pounds, of personal documents and disks. And, if you need help carrying your boxes they will help with that too.

A bake sale and book sale will be held at the same time to benefit the bank's Relay for Life Team.

The event will take place from 9:00am to 12:00noon at the Oneida Savings Bank branch located at 585 Main Street in Oneida, New York. For more information visit: http://www.oneidabank.com/shredfest .