Two Stolen Vehicles Valued at $96,000 Recovered in Michigan

In this edition of Fraud Files we take a look at the recovery of a 2016 Chevrolet Corvette and a 2015 Ford F-150 with a total value of $96,000.

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This 2016 Chevrolet Corvette was recovered at the scene

A Michigan man was arrested and charged with allegedly using false identification to purchase the vehicles from dealerships and financing them using stolen identities. Recovered at the scene were a 2016 Chevrolet Corvette with a value of over $63,000 as well as a 2015 Ford F-150 with a value of over $33,000. Both vehicles had theft claims on them.

The subject was arrested and charged in a nine count felony complaint and was also charged as a habitual offender. The National Insurance Crime Bureau assisted in the investigation.

Police in Utah Find Success Using License Plate Readers

In this edition of Fraud Files we dive into the effectiveness of the License Plate Reader (LPR) program in the state of Utah. This statewide vehicle theft program has resulted in hundreds of arrests and recoveries of almost 1,400 stolen member company vehicles.

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Top Insurance Fraud Stories for April 16, 2015

Here are the top fraud stories in the news today:

* Be Financially Prepared for Hurricane Season (Insurance Information Institute)

* Woman Accused of Falsely Reporting Stolen Vehicle (Cheektowaga Bee)

* Owner, auto tech charged with grand theft, insurance fraud (Lake County News)

* Florida doctor linked to U.S. senator pleads not guilty to Medicare fraud (Reuters)

* PennDOT contractor earned more than $1 million through alleged fraud (FOX 43)

* Dentist pleads guilty in $21M Medicaid fraud scheme (Westfair Online)