DES PLAINES, Ill., Nov. 25, 2019 — National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) agents work every day to assist members in locating, identifying, and returning stolen vehicles. Sometimes those requests come from outside of the United States.   

In a newly released video, Leo Mens, a special agent with NICB, helped solve one of the worst heists in Albania’s history.    

Click here to watch: NICB Agent Leo Mens Helps Solve International Crime  

“Our agents are getting calls at all hours seeking assistance with identifying a VIN or help with a particular case. Investigations like this are what make NICB so unique. Our field agents are well-known for their expertise in vehicle identification and for solving insurance crimes. That experience, with support from an extensive analytical staff, coupled with NICB’s national and international law enforcement connections, makes NICB the unique organization that it is,” said NICB Chief Operating Officer Jim Schweitzer.  
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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 combatting and preventing insurance crime through Intelligence, Analytics, and Operations; Education and Crime Prevention; and Strategy, Policy, and Advocacy. The NICB is supported by more than 1,200 property and casualty insurance companies and self-insured organizations. NICB member companies wrote over $582 billion in insurance premiums in 2021, or more than 82% of the nation's property-casualty insurance. That includes more than 96% of the nation's personal auto insurance. To learn more, visit