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Catalytic converter theft: a growing problem for auto insurers

July 29, 2022 by Jason Contant

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) is warning consumers about the need to protect their vehicles from catalytic converter theft as reports of this type of crime have significantly increased in recent months. According to MPI claims data, the public insurer has

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ServiceOntario employees charged in relation to theft of hundreds of vehicles

July 29, 2022 Noushin Ziafati - THE CANADIAN PRESS

Police say they’ve charged 28 people in Ontario and Saskatchewan, including several ServiceOntario employees, following an investigation into the fraudulent modification and sale of hundreds of stolen vehicles. In a news release Thursday, Ontario Provincial Police said they began an

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Police charge seven suspects after high-end car theft investigation

February 2, 2022 Maan Alhmidi - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – A group of suspected thieves carjacked 28 high-end vehicles in north Toronto over several months and tried to ship them to destinations overseas, police said Tuesday as they announced seven arrests in the case. Insp. Richard Harris said

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IBC reveals the latest trends in auto theft

December 8, 2020 by Jason Contant

Electronic auto theft, high-end vehicles stolen for shipment overseas, and street racing are three emerging trends coming out of Insurance Bureau of Canada’s (IBC) list of Top 10 stolen vehicles in 2020. Electronic auto theft is on the rise across

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Auto, cargo theft funding terrorist activity: Insurance Analytics Canada Summit speaker

July 4, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

The proceeds of cargo theft and auto theft are in some cases funding terrorist activity, while accident benefits fraud in Ontario continues to be a problem, an Insurance Bureau of Canada speaker suggested to attendees at the Insurance Analytics Canada

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IBC, Edmonton Police Service and RCMP join forces on campaign about rising auto theft rates in Edmonton

May 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), Edmonton Police Service (EPS) and the RCMP are partnering to launch an educational campaign on rising auto theft rates in Edmonton. The campaign, titled Lock Out Auto Theft, consists of a website, social media

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IBC’s top 10 stolen vehicles list for 2016 shows 6% increase in auto theft over 2015

December 6, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The road to improving auto theft numbers has taken a negative turn for the second year in a row, increasing 6% nationally in 2016 over 2015, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) reports in its newly released Top 10 Most Frequently

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IBC launches Provincial Auto Theft Network program in Newfoundland and Labrador

April 26, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) announced on Tuesday that it has launched the Provincial Auto Theft Network (PATNET) program in Newfoundland and Labrador. The two-day PATNET training session in St. John’s, Nfld., which has drawn interest from law enforcement