National Insurance Crime Bureau

NICB facilitates cement mixer donation to San Diego Job Corps

On Friday, October 5th, 2018, Special Agent Brent Bowser, of the NICB Western Region, facilitated the donation of a Western Cement Mixer from the San Diego Sheriff's Department Evidence Unit to the San Diego Job Corps' Bricklaying Trade School.

SA Bowser has been assisting San Diego County Sheriff's Department Evidence Unit on identifying and returning, in part, equipment and trailers that field deputies have impounded and stored at the Sheriff's Evidence lot.

During the process, a Western Cement Mixer had been seized by the Sheriff's Department a few years ago and the owner was not able to be located. SA Bowser contacted the manufacturer, Western, who provided the local distributor where it was originally sent. SA Bowser then conducted a records check and reached out to the local distributor for records, but none were available regarding ownership.

SA Bowser then reached out to the local Job Corps' Bricklaying instructor, Mr. Peter Camarda, about the cement mixer, and assisted Mr. Camarda on obtaining it from the Sheriff's Department.

San Diego Sheriff's Department Lead Evidence Technician, Flavio Alfaro, loaded the mixer on a Sheriff's truck and delivered it to Job Corps. Without the work of SA Bowser, and the collaboration with the San Diego Sheriff's Department, the mixer would have been sent to a scrap metal facility for disposal. Mr. Camarda gave thanks for the donation of this cement mixer, and said they can now take on other projects within the San Diego community, such as building dug-outs for little league fields.

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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.