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Nearly $4 million against motor vehicle theft, insurance fraud in Empire State

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Staff writer ▼ | December 2, 2015
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New York   Motor Vehicle Theft and Insurance Fraud Prevention program

More than $3.7 million in grants has been awarded to two dozen public safety agencies across New York State to help reduce motor vehicle theft and insurance fraud.

Two statewide training organizations also received grants through the state's Motor Vehicle Theft and Insurance Fraud Prevention program.

Public safety agencies serving urban communities with high rates of fraud and theft, and entities that provide training to law enforcement, were eligible to apply for the grants, which are funded through a $10 fee assessed on insurance policies issued for vehicles registered in the state.

The state's Motor Vehicle Theft and Insurance Fraud Prevention program is overseen by a 12-member board that develops the state’s strategy for combating motor vehicle theft and insurance fraud.

The state Division of Criminal Justice Services collaborates with the board and administers the grants, which have been awarded annually since 1997.


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