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Train Cargo Theft Gang Busted in Northwest Indiana

Authorities in northwestern Indiana have arrested seven people and are pursuing a dozen others in connection with the theft of $2.8 million in cars, electronics, pharmaceuticals and other items from trains in the Chicago area. Lake County Sheriff John Buncich …

Cargo Theft Target of Expanded Insurance Bureau of Canada Program

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) and Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) have joined forces with four large Ontario police services to launch a national program to fight cargo theft. The rapidly escalating crime is costing Canadians up to $5 billion …

Guilty Plea for Tennessee Truck Driver Involved in Cargo Theft

Tennessee truck driver has pleaded guilty in Missouri to taking part in a multi-state cargo theft ring. The U.S. Attorney’s office says 49-year-old Michael Lee Sherley, of Memphis, pleaded guilty Wednesday to theft of an interstate shipment. The charge stemmed …

California Men Admit Roles in Kansas Cargo Theft Case

Two California men on Tuesday admitted to taking part in an attempted theft from a Kansas slaughterhouse in which prosecutors say the would-be thieves posed as a legitimate trucking firm to try to steal beef. Oganes Nagapetian, 53, pleaded guilty …

Thieves Pose as Truckers to Steal Huge Cargo Loads

To steal huge shipments of valuable cargo, U.S. thieves are turning to a deceptively simple tactic: They pose as truckers, load the freight onto their own tractor-trailers and drive away with it. It’s an increasingly common form of commercial identity …

Sophisticated Tools Let Thieves Target Specific Cargo

Though pharmaceuticals and electronics are the most expensive items cargo thieves target, food and beverage cargo is also popular because this product is often not secured as well as bigger ticket items, according to Keith Lewis, vice president of operations …

Clean Tech Firms Vulnerable to Global Business Risks, Chubb Study Finds

Many clean tech companies may not be paying enough attention to managing the risks of sourcing components and sending goods and employees across borders, a new study from Chubb Group found. According to the Chubb 2012 Clean Tech Industry Survey, …

FBI’s Data Collection on Cargo Theft Poor

Marine underwriters said the Federal Bureau of Investigation has failed in its efforts to collect data on cargo theft and offered suggestions to improve information gathering from law enforcement agencies and private industry. Commenting on proposed revisions to current collection …

Memories of First Car Thefts Sparked by NICB Centennial

The year was 1912 and Woodrow Wilson was president. Jim Thorpe won Olympic gold in the decathlon and pentathlon events at Stockholm, Sweden. New Mexico became the 47th state in January followed a month later by Arizona completing the contiguous …

U.S. Retailers Report Rise in Organized Crime, Cargo Theft

Sophisticated technology, less staff at stores and more gang activity are all contributing to more U.S. stores being hit by organized crime, according to a survey by an industry group. Of 129 retailers, primarily national store chains, surveyed this spring …