National Insurance Crime Bureau

Successful Insurance Card Operation - Cape Coral, Florida

The NICB helped organize an insurance card operation in Southwest Florida, focused on keeping the roads safe from uninsured drivers.  Local law enforcement recognizes that insurance fraud is an issue in Southwest Florida and regularly works with the NICB to continue to combat the problem.

NICB Agents Eddie Hernandez and Joy Shanafelt briefing the officers

 

The operation took place between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13. A total of 21 officers made stops across the city, including officers from Florida Highway Patrol, Fort Myers Police Department, Lee County Sheriff's Office, and the Cape Coral Police Department.

Captain Mike Torregrossa of the Cape Coral Police Department speaking to the operation participants

 

Insurance representatives were on hand to take calls from the officers, ready to validate insurance card information of those who were stopped. Thirteen insurance claim investigators were present to assist, along with four NICB Agents.

NICB Agent Eddie Hernandez (left) and NICB Agent David Price - (right)

 

During the five hour period, 75 stops were made, 45 citations were issued (13 of those insurance related). Additionally, 65 written warnings were handed out, and one non-insurance related arrest was made.

Local coverage of the event from NBC2 News

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 affairs. 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% of the nation's property-casualty insurance. That includes more than 92% ($254 billion) of the nation's personal auto insurance. To learn more visit www.nicb.org.