Successful Insurance Card Operation – Cape Coral, Florida

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The NICB helped organize an insurance card operation in Southwest Florida, focused on keeping the roads safe from uninsured drivers.  Local law enforcement recognizes that insurance fraud is an issue in Southwest Florida and regularly works with the NICB to continue to combat the problem.

NICB Agents Eddie Hernandez and Joy Shanafelt briefing the officers

The operation took place between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13. A total of 21 officers made stops across the city, including officers from Florida Highway Patrol, Fort Myers Police Department, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, and the Cape Coral Police Department.

Captain Mike Torregrossa of the Cape Coral Police Department speaking to the operation participants

Insurance representatives were on hand to take calls from the officers, ready to validate insurance card information of those who were stopped. Thirteen insurance claim investigators were present to assist, along with four NICB Agents.

NICB Agent Eddie Hernandez (left) and NICB Agent David Price – (right)

During the five hour period, 75 stops were made, 45 citations were issued (13 of those insurance related). Additionally, 65 written warnings were handed out, and one non-insurance related arrest was made.

Local coverage of the event from NBC2 News