DES PLAINES, Ill., Nov. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the National Insurance Crime Bureau, is combating trailer theft by holding trailer identification events every couple of months.
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"NICB stands in partnership with law enforcement to promote measures that provide them with the tools they need to investigate and prosecute insurance fraud and theft," said NICB Chief Operating Officer Jim Schweitzer. "This is a great example of how we were able to provide the Sheriff's Office with an innovative tool to combat a major problem in the state," added Schweitzer.
In South Carolina, it is not required by law for owners to have a registration and license tags for personal trailers. If a trailer is stolen and doesn't have identification, then the owner can be out of luck and thousands of dollars.
"It just shows that people care about their property; we have people who have their businesses on trailers and their entire livelihood is on a utility trailer or boat trailer," said Sgt. Philip Wilkie.
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To learn more about upcoming trailer identification events, contact the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office: 864-503-4500 or http://www.spartanburgsheriff.org/
REPORT FRAUD: Anyone with information concerning insurance fraud or vehicle theft can report it anonymously by calling toll-free 800.TEL.NICB (800.835.6422)or submitting a form on our website.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL INSURANCE CRIME BUREAU: Headquartered in Des Plaines, Ill., the NICB is the nation's leading not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to preventing, detecting and defeating insurance fraud and vehicle theft through data analytics, investigations, learning and development, government affairs and public awareness. The NICB is supported by more than 1,300 property and casualty insurance companies and self-insured organizations. NICB member companies wrote over $496 billion in insurance premiums in 2018, or more than 81 percent of the nation's property/casualty insurance. That includes more than 92 percent ($254 billion) of the nation's personal auto insurance. To learn more visit www.nicb.org.
SOURCE National Insurance Crime Bureau