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I-TEAM: Careful where you charge your smartphone

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - It has become a habit in the age of smartphones: charge where and when you can, including vehicles. But you need to be careful where you decide to plug in your charging cord.  Information lives in cars in ways you may not expect. Most of us routinely give up that information when we sync or plug in our smartphones in a rental car or ride-sharing services like Uber. To read…

Luxury vehicles stolen from Winnipeg dealerships by sophisticated fraudsters

Winnipeg police say they're facing a new trend in vehicle theft, in which criminals use a sophisticated scheme involving forged documents to fraudulently buy the cars from auto dealerships. Many are then shipped overseas and resold. Police on Thursday announced the results of a more than year-long investigation into such thefts, which resulted in several arrests, including one this past weekend. Police first learned of…

NICB Reports Steep Drop in Metal Theft Claims

During this three-year period, 28,040 insurance claims for the theft of copper, bronze, brass or aluminum were handled — 27,450 of them (98 percent) involving copper. When copper theft claims frequency is compared to the monthly average price of copper, there is a statistically-significant correlation between the two. The top five states for metal theft claims over this period were Ohio (3,060), New Jersey (2,661), Pennsylvania (2,435),…

Governor Cuomo Announces More Than $3.7 Million in Grants to Combat Motor Vehicle Theft and Insuranc

October 16, 2017 Albany, NY Governor Cuomo Announces More Than $3.7 Million in Grants to Combat Motor Vehicle Theft and Insurance Fraud Crimes Funding Helps 24 Law Enforcement Agencies Hire Specialized Investigators; Pay Overtime Costs Two Statewide Organizations will use Grants to Provide Training, Education Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than $3.7 million in grants to help further reduce motor vehicle theft and insurance…

Cocke County, TN man wanted since April found in Sevier County

A Cocke County man who had eluded arrest on state and federal chop-shop charges since April was taken into custody in Sevier County on Friday and whisked to Greeneville for his initial appearance in federal court, according to authorities. Gary Dale Shults, 41, Chavis Road, Cosby, apparently realized he had no chance for pretrial release. He waived his preliminary hearing, and has until Nov. 23 to decide whether he wants to make a deal or take…