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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