Please note change of venue. Our meetings will now be taking place at the Garden Grove Community Meeting Center, 11300 Stanford Ave., Garden Grove, CA 92840. Please park on the west side of the building between the Meeting Center and the Library. Do not park on the east side of the buidling as that is Senior Center parking only. For a map to this location, please click here, http://mapq.st/2GAYnHo
The Orange County Auto Theft Investigators (OCATI) Association meets on the first Thursday of each month, unless it is a holiday or some special circumstance, at 10:00 a.m.
The meetings are for auto theft detectives, insurance company special investigators, vehicle leasing loss prevention agents, and other people involved in the investigation, recovery, and prevention of vehicle thefts. Investigators from inside and outside Orange County attend the meetings to share information about current cases, suspects, and auto theft trends.
The August 2, 2018 OCATI meeting will have the usual round table discussion, including training. The Guest Speaker has not been announced yet. Please check back here for updated information.
There is a $5.00 fee per meeting. ($10.00 for December)
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Roster is available to OCATI members as an
Adobe .pdf download from the website to assist with your networking
The roster consists of OCATI meeting attendees. The roster is a
protected .pdf file, about 178 kb in size (last updated 07/06/18). The
was last given to the attendees at the 06/07/18 meeting. If you do not
know the password or wish to have your information updated on the
please contact the
Webmaster with your
name, agency, telephone number,
and email address.
Click here to go to the roster.
2018 Training Presentations at OCATI Meetings
|The Guest Speaker at the July 2018 OCATI Meeting was Ryan Nilsen, CHP Border Division Investigative Services Unit -- Vehicle Theft, who gave a presentation on "VIN Switching: what to look for."|
|The Guest Speaker at the June 2018 OCATI Meeting was Shannah Field, Enterprise Holdings, who gave a presentation on "Law enforcement, Security Organizations and Rental Vehicles; Working Together for the Common Good."|
Guest Speaker at the May 2018 OCATI Meeting
Westminster Office Manager, who gave a presentation on Title
Washing, Lien Sales, and Fraud.
Yvonne led a very active interaction with the attendees who had many questions and comments on the subject matter. It appears that OCATI will be working with Yvonne to get together a committee to address issues involving fraudulent transactions.
Guest Speakers at the April 2018 OCATI Meeting
were Investigators Tony
Contreras and Mitchel
Sanchez from the California
Highway Patrol Mexico
Liaison Office, Efrain
Quezada from LoJack,
and Dennis Frias
from Oficina Coordinadora de
Riesgos Asegurados (OCRA).
They discussed the problems faced by law enforcement on both sides of the border regarding stolen vehicles crossing the border into Mexico / United States.
Guest Speakers at the March 2018 OCATI Meeting
Sergeant Steve Salvatori
from the California
Department of Insurance, Supervisory Special Agent Tom Downey
from the National Insurance
Crime Bureau, and Investigators Ron
Ramos and Reuben
Warren from the California
who gave a presentation on "Vehicle Insurance Fraud" with an emphasis
on "Owner Give Ups."
|The Guest Speaker at the February 2018 OCATI
Highway Patrol / OCATT,
a presentation on "Updates on Fraudulent Purchasing of Vehicles."
David's presentation hit home with many of the attendees as he discussed recent cases handled by OCATT and some of the local police agencies, car rental companies, and dealership security personnel in attendance.
|The Guest Speaker at the January 2018 OCATI
was Deputy District Attorney Dan
County District Attorney's Office / OCATT,
who gave a presentation on "Vehicle Theft Review / New Laws
2018." To say that many of the new laws appear to give the
criminals the advantage would be an understatement.
The new 2018 OCATI Officers were introduced: Alex Natividad (President), Melissa Somers (Vice President), and Betty Ashley (Secretary).
For prior OCATI
Meeting Training Presentations, please