In just about every one of my courses, I've spoken about things like identity theft, and the importance of things like shredders. Here's a case where a multi-million dollar agency just threw out personal information of over 90 professional baseball players, including superstars Moises Alou (now on the New York Mets) and Jim Thome (of the Chicago White Sox).
Evidence found in Dright's home included Social Security numbers, dates of birth, canceled paychecks, obituaries and infant death records.
This is the sort of stuff that needs to be shredded, because there are people who will find it if you don't. Case in point!