Found things

Today I found a till reciept. Its the school holidays. I put the kids in the bike trailer and headed of along the road and into the woods. We crossed the river drifting upstream to a favourite place for throwing stones. The white caught my eye, the paper sat limp and delicate in my hand. It was a till receipt from a Newagents in L********* (about 500 miles away). A weekly paper bill. It had the cashiers name, the phone number of the newsagent, the account number, and the persons name . I wondered, is this how identity theft starts