WESTERN STATES AUTO THEFT
INVESTIGATORS ASSOCIATION
HAWAII CHAPTER
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WSATI CHAPTER OFFICERS
TRAINING MARCH 16-18, 2016
WSATI HAWAII WEBSITE

2016-2017 WSATI CHAPTER OFFICERS
Position / Name AGENCY TELEPHONE
President Wendell Takata Hawaii Department of the Attorney General (808) 232-1449 
Vice President Christopher Garcia Progressive Insurance SIU (808) 341-2478
Secretary Lyle Watanabe Farmers Insurance SIU (808) 479-2452
Treasurer Keith Kojima Hawaii Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs (808) 228-0048

ANNOUNCEMENTS

WSATI-Hawaii Chapter membership is restricted to Federal, State, Military Police, City and County law enforcement agencies, insurance investigators, and employees that are directly, or indirectly involved in the investigation and prosecution of auto thefts. WSATI Hawaii is a member of the Western Regional Chapter of IAATI, the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators.

The National Insurance Crime Bureau and Detectives of the Honolulu Police Departments Auto Theft Detail, (present, previous and retired), saw the need to form this Chapter of WSATI in the State of Hawaii, to open avenues of communication between the insurance industry, law enforcement agencies, and government agencies in order to combat the auto theft problems in the State.

Should you have any questions, please contact any of the WSATI-Hawaii board members listed above.  Thank you for your interest and participation in the WSATI-Hawaii Chapter.

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UPCOMING TRAINING

AUTO THEFT BY FRAUDULENT METHODS
March 16 - 17, 2016
Ala Moana Beach McCoy Pavilion
1201 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96814

Wednesday March 16, 2016

Schedule:
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  Registration
8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Subleasing, Lien Sales
Lunch
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Title Washing

Thursday March 17, 2016

Schedule:
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Sub-Leasing issues
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Locator Technologies – Impounds, Stolen Vehicles, Salvage, Exports, Liens, Internet Sales

Instructors:

Dave Navarro - Is a 12-year veteran of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and was assigned to patrol for approximately 6 years prior to earning an assignment as an auto theft investigator.  He is currently assigned to the Orange County Auto Theft Task Force (OCATT).  Investigator David Navarro has specialized in theft of motor vehicles by fraud means and is considered an expert in Auto Fraud and has taught several Law Enforcement Officers, Department of Motor Vehicle Investigators, and Auto Financial Investigators throughout the United States on how to identify, investigate, and combat theft of motor vehicles through fraud means.  David Navarro has received several awards for his involvement in several auto fraud investigations and operations. 

Todd Wolf  - Is a nationally recognized Vehicle Theft Investigator who is passionate in the field of Vehicle Theft by Means of Fraud. Investigator Wolf is currently a Vehicle Theft Investigator assigned to the California Highway Patrol, Southern Division Investigative Services Unit. He investigates large and complex vehicle theft investigations for local, state and federal prosecutions, and is an expert in the field of Subleasing scams and Auto Fraud. Along with conducting complex investigations, Investigator Wolf travels the west coast educating the law enforcement and insurance communities of the crimes of Subleasing scams and Auto Fraud.
Wolf was a presenter at a symposium involving law enforcement, DMV, and financial institution personnel which changed the way the California DMV processed vehicle lien releases to further combat vehicle theft by fraud. He is California POST certified to teach law enforcement, is a member of the IAATI Training and Education Committee, and is an instructor at the California Highway Patrol and Riverside County Sheriff's Department Academies.  Investigator Wolf is a member of Western States Auto Theft Investigators (WSATI), the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators (IAATI), and is certified by IAATI and California POST as a Vehicle Theft Investigator.

Locator Technologies – The key person in the company is its chief executive officer Jack Bernstein. Jack has more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of the collection end of the vehicle finance industry, from working on a buy-here, pay-here lot, to skip tracing for Mercedes Benz, to designing and building out the Locator system for alerting vehicle finance companies when their vehicles are at risk. Jack has consulted for law enforcement agencies including the FBI regarding methods for detecting and preventing vehicle theft and fraud and is a sought-after speaker at law enforcement conventions and at vehicle finance industry trade shows and conventions. 

Locator enables DMVs, auto theft investigators, and customs to know of your interest in a vehicle when others seek to retitle the vehicle or to ship it out of the country. Locator enables lenders, dealers and insurers to know of your interest in a vehicle when deciding whether to purchase the vehicle, loan on it, accept it as a trade-in, insure it, or pay a claim on it. Locator gives third parties the information that they need to respect and protect your property rights in vehicles. Locator's actionable reports empower you to intervene to reduce losses to storage fees, depreciation, lien sales, illegal exports, title fraud, and priority fights. Locator's reports empower you to focus your recovery efforts on vehicles that can be recovered and to cease investing in trying to recover vehicles that have been destroyed or shipped out of the country. Locator's services are an outstanding value for the money. Locator encourages you to get your VINs into its Lender Liens database and start saving today.

Locator Technologies LLC is a Nevada limited liability company with its principal place of business at 3750 Las Vegas Blvd South, Suite 3806, Las Vegas, NV 89158. Locator has been in business since 1998 and has gone from serving one customer to serving more than 50 companies in the vehicle finance industry, including major vehicle lenders such as Ally, BMW Financial Services, Capital One Auto Finance, GM Financial, Honda Financial Services, Hyundai Financial Services, J.P. Morgan Chase, Mercedes-Benz Credit Corporation, Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation, Santander, Toyota Financial Services, and Wells Fargo Bank. 

Friday March 18, 2016

Hawaii Convention Center
1801 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815
Meet in Room 302A

Schedule:
0800-1200

Motor Trend and the Hawaii Automotive Dealers Association will be allowing investigators to inspect the new 2016 & 2017 model year vehicles. 

Identify the current VIN labels; manufacture labels and their locations, including the latest theft deterrent systems.

Entrance will be before the show opens to the public. 

Parking is on your own no validation will be issued.

As they say “IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT A GOOD IDENTIFICATION NUMBER LOOKS LIKE, YOU WILL NOT RECOGNIZE A BAD ONE”

COST: $50.00/person.  Make checks payable to (WSATI) 
             Mail checks to 95-428 Opo Pl. Mililani, HI 96789

RSVP: Please respond by March 11, 2016 with the names of personnel that will be attending to wht@hawaii.rr.com.

Must attend the training on March 17 & 18, 2016 in order to attend the Hawaii New Auto Show.

ATTIRE: Business casual on March 16 & 17, 2016
                 Jeans allowed on March 18, 2016

Attendees are reminded to attend on their regular schedule workday to ensure that no overtime is incurred.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Wendell Takata – President, Hawaii Chapter WSATI
(808) 232-1449
wendell@wsati.org

Keith Kojima – State of Hawaii DCCA/Insurance Division
(808) 587-6716
Keith.I.Kojima@dcca.hawaii.gov

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