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Orange County Auto Theft Investigators Association

The next OCATI Meeting will be on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the Garden Grove Courtyard Center...
OCATI Meeting 04/06/17

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 May 4, 2017 OCATI meeting will be the usual round table discussion, including training. The Guest Speakers will be from the Orange County District Attorney's Office Auto Insurance Fraud Unit, Deputy District Attornies Eya Garcia and Jessica Bingham, and Investigator Paul Kelly. They will be giving a presentation on "Auto Insurance Fraud."

There is a $5.00 fee per meeting. ($10.00 for December

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The OCATI Roster is available to OCATI members as an Adobe .pdf download from the website to assist with your networking needs. The roster consists of OCATI meeting attendees. The roster is a password protected .pdf file, about 56 kb in size (last updated 04/24/17). The password was last given to the attendees at the 04/06/17 meeting. If you do not know the password or wish to have your information updated on the roster, please contact the Webmaster with your name, agency, telephone number, and email address. Click here to go to the roster.

Garden Grove Courtyard Center
12732 Main Street, Garden Grove, CA 92840
(714) 741-5704
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Position Name / click for email Agency Telephone
President Mike Stefanoff CHP / OCATT (714) 231-8068
Vice President Randy McWilliams Placentia PD / OCATT (714) 231-5795
Secretary Betty Ashley Wells Fargo Dealer Services (Retired) (949) 923-1332
Past President Mick O'Neill Hagerty Insurance SIU (213) 400-1030

2017 Training Presentations at OCATI Meetings
The Guest Speaker at the April 2017 OCATI Meeting was Crime Prevention Program of Southern California for the Construction Industry Executive Director Melissa Somers.  Melissa discussed CPP of SoCal and what it does to assist not only the construction industry, but also their law enforcement and insurance partners.

Guest Speaker Kaitlyn AlaimoGuest Speaker Kaitlyn AlaimoThe Guest Speaker at the March 2017 OCATI Meeting was Irvine Police Department Civilian Investigator Kaitlyn Alaimo, of the SIU / Intel Division.  Kaitlyn gave a presentation on how social media can assist you in your investigations.  The PowerPoint presentation included several methods of searching for people, email addresses, and telephone numbers.  She included investiative strategies and important tips on not only how to find suspects you are seeking but also how to protect your own identity.

Guest Speaker Lou KovenGuest Speakers Terry Bealey and Mike MaletaFebruary 2017 OCATI  Guest Speaker NICB Special Agent Lou Koven, with the assistance of CHP FEAR Investigators Terry Bealey and Mike Maleta, of the  U.S. Customs and Border Protection Outbound Enforcement Team, gave a presentation on Export Activity at the LA/Long Beach Seaport.  The presentation included what the team is looking for as well as some case studies of what the team found being trying to be exported from the port. 

Guest Speaker Dan HessGuest Speaker Dan HessThe Guest Speaker at the January 2017 OCATI Meeting was Orange County District Attorney's Office / OCATT Deputy District Attorney Dan Hess.  Dan gave a presentation on "Vehicle Theft & Fraud, Investigation Tools, Sentencing in California, and New Laws for 2017."  Dan tried to give some insight into how we might be able to file cases that will put people in prison even with all the decriminalization laws that have taken place.

For prior OCATI Meeting Training Presentations, please click here

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