National Insurance Crime Bureau News

Northern California Sting Brings Insurance Fraud Charges in Auto Body Repair Bust

An operation by a crime task force in Northern California targeting auto body repair facilities resulted in eight felony counts of insurance fraud against four individuals The California Department of Insurance, Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office and the National …

National Insurance Crime Bureau Says Arizona Leads Nation in Auto Glass Claims

Arizona leads the nation in auto glass claims despite being 14th in total population, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau. Insurance industry data shows that between 2015 and 2019, 10% of the nation’s auto glass claims were in Arizona. …

National Insurance Crime Bureau Says Alaska Tops List of Snowmobile Thefts

Three areas in Alaska topped the list of most reports of snowmobile thefts in the U.S., according to an analysis of national crime figures. The analysis by the National Insurance Crime Bureau shows Alaska recorded 128 snowmobile thefts from 2015 …

Pennsylvania Warns Consumers, Insurers About Rising National Auto Theft Rates

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman has reminded drivers to take precautions to prevent auto theft, as a recent report shows the rate of car theft nationally rising by more than four percent in the first half of 2017. She also …

Staged Car Crashes in South Carolina a Growing Problem

Officials in South Carolina say a rising number of staged automobile crashes are becoming a problem in the state. The Post and Courier of Charleston cited authorities who said faked crashes were part of a scam that resulted in charges …

New York Among States With Highest Rate of Motorcycle Theft

The New York Insurance Association (NYIA) advises that motorcycle thefts in New York increased by 23 percent from 2014 to 2015. According to a report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), motorcycle thefts nationwide increased by 6 percent during …

Oklahoma City Man Charged with Insurance Fraud

Insurance fraud charges have been filed against an Oklahoma City man, the state attorney general’s office announced. Adam Lee McHolland is accused of filing a false insurance claim stating his motorcycle had been stolen. After submitting a proof of loss …

Utah Man Nabbed after Staging 23 Auto Accidents over 5 Years

Utah-man Navid Monjazeb faces 22 counts of insurance fraud, reckless endangerment, and other crimes spanning five years and at least 23 known accidents – with the same three vehicles. Charges resulting from a months-long investigation conducted by Utah’s Insurance Fraud …

Insurers Warn About Car Sales Scam on Craigslist

An insurance industry-backed crime watch group is warning about an organized auto sales scam involving the popular online market place, Craigslist. Working with law enforcement agencies in the Chicago area and across the Midwest, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) …

NICB to Boston-Area Homeowners: Beware of Insurance Scammers

The National Insurance Crime Bureau advised that as the Northeast continues to get pounded by storm after storm, there’s one more threat that Bostonians need to watch out for: shady contractors or “storm chasers” looking to make a fraudulent buck …