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The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the insurance industry’s association dedicated to predicting, preventing, and prosecuting insurance crime, is strengthening its longstanding relationship with the California Department of Insurance (CDI). California currently ranks third in the nation for vehicle thefts per 100,000 people, and CDI is committed to reducing crime through its enforcement actions targeting insurance fraud.

As crime continues to increase across the U.S., including the highest vehicle theft numbers since 2008, staggering catalytic converter thefts, and fraud exceeding $300 billion nationwide each year, California is experiencing some of the highest crime rates, and therefore, is the perfect place to address these issues.

NICB President and CEO David Glawe will met with CDI Assistant Chief Shawn Conner on Monday, Sept. 12 in San Diego to discuss their continued partnership and ways to combat insurance fraud and crime.

“CDI is a valued partner of NICB, and we have maintained a strong partnership with them for many, many years,” said Glawe. The face-to-face with Assistant Chief Conner was to discuss ways to strengthen the partnership and identify collaboration opportunities to help combat rising crime.”

“CDI and NICB have worked together hand-in-hand since 1992,” said CDI Assistant Chief Shawn Conner. “We value the intelligence and support that NICB Special Agents offer us during an investigation.”

NICB and CDI are looking forward to continuing their valued partnership as they battle the ever-growing crime trends seen in California. Together, they will investigate all areas of insurance fraud including, auto fraud, staged accidents, health care fraud, workers’ compensation, and property investigations.

As vehicle and catalytic converter thefts and carjackings continue to plague many U.S. cities, including cities across California, the NICB also announced it is strengthening its longstanding relationship with the California Highway Patrol (CHP). California currently has the third highest rate of vehicle thefts per 100,000 people, and crime is no stranger to California residents. NICB and CHP are focusing on ways to combat these crimes.

NICB announced it is also strengthening its longstanding relationship with the San Diego District Attorney’s Office. NICB President and CEO David Glawe and San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 14 to discuss their partnership and future collaborations as they work to investigate and prosecute offenders.

During the meeting in San Diego, Glawe, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Tim Slater, Senior Vice President and General Counsel Pat Martin, and other NICB leadership will meet with Stephan, Insurance Fraud and Workplace Justice Division Chief John Philpott, and Assistant Chief Luis Mendez.

“NICB is grateful for our partnership with the San Diego District Attorney’s Office,” said NICB President and CEO David Glawe. “After an investigation leaves our hands, we look to the District Attorney to prosecute these criminals in California.”