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1117 Auto Theft investigation
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1.] Usually a young offender - taking car without consent - failure to return vehicle
2.] Vehicle is driven for a short time and then abandoned.
3.] Accessories are sometimes removed and sold - petty theft - stealing
Identify and explain common motives for auto theft-Joy Riding
Identify and explain common motives for auto theft-Use in Crime
1.] Removal of parts and accessories for personal use or resale usually taken out of area - VIN hidden all over vehicle
Identify and explain common motives for auto theft-Stripping
1.] Organized theft rings - big one Joe worked on with FBI
2.] Sometimes vehicles are exported to foreign countries - high dollar autos - ordered before stolen
Identify and explain common motives for auto theft-Resale - a lot of thefts for insurance reasons - give example of John Canard and his jeep - also stolen Ford Escort. Get titles of wrecked cars - get VIN's and re-title
1.] Parked at convenience store - go to Wal-Mart and look in cars.
2.] Thief is in sight of vehicle, waiting.
Identify commonly used auto theft techniques and methods- Keys left in ignition - people making get away - joy riders - drifters - Jones story - kid from Wal-Mart
1.] Device of thin metal placed inside door to manipulate door lock.
2.] Can be hand-made.
3.] Once inside vehicle, a tool is used to damage the locking mechanism of the ignition switch.
Identify commonly used auto theft techniques and methods-Slim Jim/Ignition/Defeating Device
1.] Vehicle's window is completely broken out to appear to be merely open- amateurs - looking for quick ride.
2.] Ignition switch is then defeated.
Identify commonly used auto theft techniques and methods-Window Smash
1.] Owner initiated fraud for financial gain - insurance gain - example of wrecked vehicle using picture.
2.] Fraud cases difficult to prove.
3.] Investigative Questions
Identify the procedure for determining if auto theft fraud has occurred.
1.] Characters are read from left to right.
2.] Position #1 (Country)
3.] Position #2 (Manufacturer)
4.] Position #3 (Make)
5.] Positions #4 and 5 (Model)
6.] Position #6 (Body Style)
7.] Position #7 (Restraint Codes)
8.] Position #8 (Engine type)
9.] Position #9 (Check digit)
10.] Position #10 (Year)
11.] Position #11 (Plant location)
12.] Positions #12-17 (Production sequence)
VIN explanation (how to read VIN's) on U.S. built vehicles - NATB Booklet
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