This year’s seminar will focus on the latest trends in fraudulent automobile insurance claims
On November 1, 2012 the Insurance Fraud Bureau will be sponsoring the seminar “Stolen and Hit-While-Parked: The Latest Trends in Fraudulent Automobile Insurance Claims.” Registration for the event began on September 1st and ends October 26th. The price is $85.00 per person which includes both a continental breakfast and buffet lunch. Late registration and registration at the door is also permitted but will cost $110.00; note that credit cards cannot be accepted for these type of registrations.
The all-day seminar will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton Norwood on Rte. 1. For those interested in attending, the IFB flyer says that the event will discuss the Building Blocks for a Successful Criminal Prosecution and will feature the following speakers and topics*:
Laying the Proper Foundation: best practices in claims handling & SIU investigation
Rob Bodoni, SIU Regional Manager, MetLife & Kristie Croteau, Senior Claims Representative, MetLife
The importance of quality claim handling, the identification of fraud indicators, and the proper referral to SIU will be discussed. The presentation will include the necessary components of a quality SIU investigation and demonstrate the importance of solid collaboration between claims and SIU throughout the process. Finally, the necessary elements of compliance, which includes the timely referral to the Insurance Fraud Bureau, will be addressed.
Auto Theft Issues: the facts and the myths
Dennis Lyons, President, S.D. Lyons, Inc.
New security systems emerging from the auto industry and diagnostic measures used today will be presented.
Common assumptions and myths will also be addressed.
Trace Analysis: a microscopic, chemical and instrumental examination of evidence
Daniel J. Parkka, Principal Reconstructionist, Parkka Collision Consultants, Inc.
Mr. Parkka will review and discuss trace evidence found on vehicles involved in “hit-while-parked” claims and
explain how it is used to decipher what unknown material and/or vehicle made contact. Additionally, there will
be a brief overview of other types of evidence used to determine if a vehicle was parked or in motion when damage occurred.
The “Black Box” in Criminal Prosecutions
William J. Melkonian, Essex County Assistant District Attorney; Supervisor of Motor Vehicle Offense
Prosecutions; and Director of Training for the Essex County District Attorney’s Office
The Event Data Recorder (EDR) has become an important tool in the investigation and prosecution of criminal
motor vehicle offenses. This presentation will discuss the law surrounding investigator access to boxes and their
data, and their admissibility in the courtroom. Examples from actual cases will be presented in order to demonstrate the real-world application of the highlighted concepts.