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Auto Theft Update
Earlier I posted about my car being stolen. Things have settled down a little. The police found my car. Someone on the other city of the city saw someone ditch my car and steal another one. That person called the police and they recovered the car. They recovered it two days before the insurance was going to settle. Once the car was recovered, it was in the body shop for 4 weeks. Whoever stole it did about $5,000 worth of damage. Additionally, insurance had to pay out $900 for a rental car. Nothing ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 23, 2005 7:32 PM

Open letter from an auto theft investigator
In this open letter from an auto theft investigator from Charlotte Meck, Police he explains some of the implications of auto theft. He states that most of the time, the crime is committed by inexperienced juveniles. Auto theft is often a “stepping stone” to other crimes. Successfully stealing a car emboldens delinquents to other crimes. Having a car stolen is not something that anyone would look forward to. As the open letter points out, even if you get your car back, it may not be the ......

Posted On Sunday, August 14, 2005 7:52 AM

Auto theft update
Here is a few things that I have learned. Evidently in NC, insurance companies figure out how to settle claims for stolen cars by taking the average listing price for comparable cars. Depending on how well your car retains its value, this could work out well or you could potentially owing money. This is at least the way my insurance is set up. Depending on your policy, you may get something different. I am trying to look on the bright side and view this as an opportunity to research the hybrid cars. ......

Posted On Saturday, August 13, 2005 3:51 PM

Auto theft
I woke up this morning to discover that my car was missing. My initial reaction was “Did I make last month's payment” Unfortunately I did. Someone stole my car from own driveway. I spent most of today on the phone with the police, with the insurance company, with the finance company (just in case). I also spent some time at the bank closing out my accounts and on the phone with the credit bureaus doing a little preventative fraud reporting. Many of us keep stuff in our cars that you don't ......

Posted On Thursday, August 11, 2005 6:43 PM

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