AAA Michigan Partners with Auto Theft Group

July 23, 2007

AAA Michigan announced today they have partnered with H.E.A.T (Help Eliminate Auto Thefts) to provide specially trained operators to answer the auto theft tip line, 1-800-242-HEAT, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

H.E.A.T. is Michigan’s statewide auto theft prevention program that coordinates citizen action with law enforcement agencies through a confidential, toll-free tip line and on their Web site, www.1800242HEAT.com.

“We are pleased AAA Michigan can make this service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” said Bill Sams, vice president Claims for AAA Michigan. “By expanding the hours the tip line is available and having live operators answering at all times, we are allowing the H.E.A.T. program to have an even greater impact on auto theft in Michigan.”

Callers are encouraged to report information on stolen vehicles, chop shops, theft rings and suspected auto theft activities including insurance fraud and carjackings.

Since its inception in 1985, H.E.A.T. tips have led to the recovery of more than $43 million in stolen property and the arrests of nearly 3,000 suspects involved in auto theft rings, chop shops, carjackings and fraudulent car thefts, among other auto-related crimes. H.E.A.T. has paid more than $2.9 million in tipster rewards over the last 22 years.

AAA Michigan offers automotive, travel, insurance and financial services to more than 1.6 million members in Michigan.

Source: AAA Michigan

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