OF THE MEETING
HELD VIRTUALLY ON ZOOM
Attendees were allowed access to the meeting early with the ability to see and hear others that they had not probably been able to see in approximately six months due to the two prior WSATI Training Meeting / Luncheons being cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions placed on WSATI and our hosting venues. Many people were seen who haven't been seen since the last WSATI Meeting / Luncheon held in Garden Grove on January 16, 2020.
WSATI Southern Chapter Legal Advisor Richard Knapp (Knapp & Spurlock, LLP) welcomed everyone to the meeting in the WSATI Southern Chapter's newest meeting venue... virtual.
|Chapter Title||Name/Click for E-Mail||Current Agency||Telephone|
|President:||Johnny Miyasaki||Fire Cause Analysis||(562) 884-6402|
|Vice President:||Melissa Somers||Crime Prevention Program of SoCal||(562) 860-9006|
|Secretary:||Joe Starbird||Long Beach Police||(310) 345-6465|
|Treasurer:||Dave Williams||Beverly Hills Police / TRAP||(626) 863-3295|
|Sergeant-At-Arms:||Luis Alvarez||Viper Group Inc||(949) 241-7243|
|Associate Director:||Jesse Bravo||Irwindale PD / TRAP||(626) 423-2469|
|Associate Director:||Melissa Castaneda||Automotive Collision Consultants||(424) 203-9326
|Associate Director:||Jess Corral||National Insurance Crime Bureau||(626) 361-1574
|Associate Director:||Bruce Hosea||LAPD / TRAP||(626) 873-2361|
|Associate Director:||Rob Midzuno||Nationwide Insurance SIU||(415) 290-6114
|Associate Director:||Mike Octave||LASD / TRAP||(626) 873-2360
|Associate Director:||Alan Skobin||LASD / TRAP||(818) 778-2970|
|Associate Director:||Richard Spallinger||National Insurance Crime Bureau||(520) 940-8831|
|2019 Past President:||Mick O'Neill||Hagerty SIU||(213) 400-1030|
|Legal Counsel:||Richard O. Knapp||Knapp & Spurlock, LLP||(714) 434-9600|
Richard acted as the moderator of the Virtual Meeting and started with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Richard then introduced the guest speakers who would be giving presentations during the Virtual Meeting.
The presentation began with California Department of Insurance Detective Sergeant Rick Edmonson, currently assigned to the L.A. Auto Insurance Fraud Task Force. Rick spoke about how his task force is assigned cases, what they are looking for to ensure successful filings Los Angeles County, and some pitfalls to avoid.
Richard then introduced Orange County District Attorney Auto Fraud Team Deputy District Attorneys Steven Bunn and Stephen Tanizaki. They both spoke of legal requirements for filing of cases in Orange County.
Richard opened up the Roundtable Discussion. Due to questions regarding the "security" of the virtual meetings, meeting attendees were advised to not bring up confidential information. As such, Webmaster Gary Labb did not speak about the encrypted online networking roster and did not give the attendees the password to allow them access to the roster.
The meeting was adjourned.
* Meeting Fees are currently being waived during virtual meeting format *
The Training Meetings / Luncheons begin at 10 a.m. and go until about 1 p.m. Lunch is served about 11:30 a.m. We would recommend coming about 9:30 a.m. to meet your peers and share coffee or tea.
|The cost is:|
|Training Meeting / Luncheon $25.00||Training Meeting / No Luncheon $10.00|
|(includes one raffle ticket)||(morning coffee/tea included)|
Due to the current coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions placed on both WSATI and participating venues, the next WSATI Training meeting will be virtual via Zoom.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
WSATI Southern Chapter Training Meeting will be held virtually on
Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:00 am.