NICB President and CEO David Glawe and San Diego District Attorney Summer Stephan Will Discuss Strengthening Prosecution Efforts Against Fraudsters

SAN DIEGO, CA, SEPTEMBER 13, 2022 — The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the insurance industry's association dedicated to predicting, preventing, and prosecuting insurance crime, is strengthening its longstanding relationship with the San Diego District Attorney’s Office.  NICB President and CEO David Glawe and San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 14 to discuss their partnership and future collaborations as they work to investigate and prosecute offenders.

During the meeting in San Diego, Glawe, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Tim Slater, Senior Vice President and General Counsel Pat Martin, and other NICB leadership will meet with Stephan, Insurance Fraud and Workplace Justice Division Chief John Philpott, and Assistant Chief Luis Mendez. As crime around the U.S. continues to increase, including the highest vehicle theft numbers since 2008, staggering catalytic converter thefts, and fraud exceeding $300 billion annually nationwide, California is experiencing some of the highest crime rates. The state currently ranks third in the nation for the highest vehicle theft rates per 100,000 people. 

“NICB is grateful for our partnership with the San Diego District Attorney’s Office,” said NICB President and CEO David Glawe. “After an investigation leaves our hands, we look to the District Attorney to prosecute these criminals in California.”

“We are committed to working in collaboration with NICB to prevent and prosecute bad actors who perpetrate insurance fraud which is one of the top fraud schemes in our nation,” said San Diego County District Attorney, Summer Stephan. “San Diego County is widely known for obtaining justice through its unique partnership with law enforcement agencies and organizations dedicated to preventing crime.” NICB and the San Diego District Attorney are looking forward to continuing their valued partnership as they battle the ever-growing crime trends seen in California. They will continue to work together on crime prevention, find more ways to raise awareness, and prosecuting criminals.

If you believe you have been a victim of fraud, call the NICB at 1-800-TEL-NICB. For additional information, visit NICB’s website, www.NICB.org.

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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 www.nicb.org.