National Insurance Crime Bureau

New Video: South Carolina Sheriff’s Office Takes on Trailer Theft

SC Stamping 1
SC Stamping 1

Vehicles lined up for Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office trailer identification event

SC Stamping 3
SC Stamping 3

Inspection of a trailer

SC Stamping 2
SC Stamping 2

Trailer that has been freshly stamped

DES PLAINES, Ill., Nov. 13, 2019 — The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the National Insurance Crime Bureau, is combating trailer theft by holding trailer identification events every couple of months.

“NICB stands in partnership with law enforcement to promote measures that provide them with the tools they need to investigate and prosecute insurance fraud and theft,” said NICB Chief Operating Officer Jim Schweitzer. “This is a great example of how we were able to provide the Sheriff’s Office with an innovative tool to combat a major problem in the state,” added Schweitzer.

In South Carolina, it is not required by law for owners to have a registration and license tags for personal trailers. If a trailer is stolen and doesn’t have identification, then the owner can be out of luck and thousands of dollars.

“It just shows that people care about their property; we have people who have their businesses on trailers and their entire livelihood is on a utility trailer or boat trailer,” said Sgt. Philip Wilkie.

Click here to watch: Trailer Identification Event Video

For anyone who needs access to video files, please complete our media request form.

To learn more about upcoming trailer identification events, contact the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office: 864.503.4500 or www.spartanburgsheriff.org.

Media Contact

If you have a question, want further information on the NICB, or to discuss insurance fraud or vehicle crime, please contact:

Frank Scafidi
Director of Public Affairs
916.207.0154
fscafidi@nicb.org

Brooke Kelley
Vice President of Communications
847.544.7085
bkelley@nicb.org

Or, if you are a reporter and have a request or question, please complete the Media Request Form.

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.