Please note Change of Location for May Meeting. It will be held at the Garden Grove Community Meeting Center, 11300 Stanford Avenue, Garden Grove, CA 92840. A map link can be found here.
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 3, 2018 OCATI meeting will be the usual round table discussion, including training. The Guest Speaker will be Yvonne McFadden, DMV Westminster Office Manager, who will be giving a presentation on Title Washing, Lien Sales, and Fraud.
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 149 kb in size (last updated 04/05/18). The
was last given to the attendees at the 04/05/18 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
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 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