Hackers at the Wheel

The mystery device has been a popular topic the past couple of years for the National Insurance Crime Bureau.  Kris Van Cleave of CBS reports on how thieves are allegedly using laptops to break into vehicles and drive away in a matter of minutes.


Car Thieves Exploit Technology

As we’ve reported over the past few months thieves are finding new ways around technology designed to keep them out of cars. Roger Morris, Chief Communications Officer of the National Insurance Crime Bureau, talked with CBS News correspondent Vladimir Duthiers on how thieves are now able to amplify the signal sent by your car’s key fob to unlock the doors.

View the video report here.


Former NFL Player Sued Over Workers’ Comp Claims


Brad Culpepper (left) lining up for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1995 and alongside his wife, Monica, during the 2013 TV series Survivor.

Former NFL player Brad Culpepper is being sued by his insurance company after he took part in the television show Survivor even though, due to his disability rating, insurers say he should have been physically unable to compete.

Insurers are stating that two years ago Culpepper received $175,000 in workers’ compensation due to his ”low back pain and stiffness” before appearing on the series in 2013 alongside his wife Monica. The insurance company found it interesting that, after taking the money, Culpepper popped up on the hit CBS show Survivor looking anything but disabled or in pain. 


According to a civil lawsuit, Culpepper told doctors of “low back pain and stiffness which is almost always present,” and said he had “quite a bit of difficulty… getting into or out of the bath and performing heavy activities around his home.”

Yet, on the Survivor episode, aired in 2013 and filmed on a remote island in the Philippines, Culpepper leads his team through a series of strenuous tasks: paddling a canoe, diving under water repeatedly, retrieving large crates and stacking them on the shore.

 In this video clip, Culpepper shows ABC News correspondent Brian Ross the injuries he claims have led to permanent pain and disability.

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