Author: Mike McGee, CFI, CFEI, CVTI, ASE
Date: September 2009

You receive a report from an insured their vehicle was stolen. A short time later, the
local police department notifies you the vehicle was found a short distance down the
road, on fire. Was the vehicle really stolen or did the insured stage a crime to collect
from his insurance policy? Was it burned for fun or to cover the fact there was no crime
to begin with? What was the motive behind this act?

Vehicle Fires and Theft (PDF)