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Document Disposal Day Reduces Fraud

First Community Bank and Trust Provides Free Service to Community

Beecher, Illinois - May 16, 2011 - On Saturday, May 14, over 75 people braved the wind and rain to take a giant step toward protecting their confidential information. They showed up to have old or unneeded documents shredded on site at First Community Bank and Trust's semi-annual Document Disposal Day. Amounts brought in ranged from one small bag to pick-up truck beds filled with many boxes of documents. "Anyone who has been a victim of identity theft knows how frustrating it can be to restore your name and credit standing," said First Community Bank and Trust's President, Greg Ohlendorf. "This is something we are pleased to offer to individuals and businesses in our community to help protect them," he added.

According to Shred-X, the company providing the shredding service, close to 1500 pounds of paper were destroyed during the two-hour event and will be recycled. The bank will sponsor another shredding event at its Peotone location on Saturday, September 10.

About First Community Bank and Trust
First Community Bank and Trust is a privately owned bank. Established in 1916 First Community Bank and Trust has been serving Beecher, IL, Peotone, IL and the surrounding communities for over 99 years. Our commitment to providing the best banking products and services is matched only by our outstanding customer service. We offer traditional community banking services, including mortgage, consumer, and commercial lending, as well as state of the art electronic banking services.

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Press Contact:
Steven D. Koehn, VP
First Community Bank and Trust
(708) 946-2246