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Friends of the Braden River Branch Library IDENTITY THEFT program , February 20

The Friends of the Braden River Branch Library are pleased to welcome attorney Mary Anne Spencer, who will present a program on the problem of IDENTITY THEFT on Saturday, February 20th at 10:30 a.m. The presentation is one of many offered by the distinguished attorneys who volunteer their time as part of the Florida Bar Speakers Bureau.

Identity Theft is a growing problem. According to one report by the Federal Trade Commission, the number of Identity Theft complaints nationwide rose ten-fold, from 31 thousand in the year 2000 to over 313 thousand in 2008. Furthermore, Florida has one of the highest ID Theft rates in the country.

A fourth-generation native of Manatee County, Spencer is a board certified attorney whose practice specializes in the many facets of estate planning. She is a co-shareholder in the law firm of Schofield & Spencer, P.A.

Seating for this free program will be available on a first come, first serve basis. No registration is necessary. Light refreshments will be served starting at 10:00 a.m.

The Friends are a support organization for Manatee County’s Braden River Branch Library. Monies raised by the Friends go toward projects and services that tax dollars alone cannot provide.

The Braden River Branch Library is located at 4915 53rd Avenue East, Bradenton, Florida. For more information, please call the library at 941.727.6079.

For general information about the Manatee County Public Library System, visit us on the web at http://www.mymanatee.org/library/master.html.