Annual State Education Conference, Carlyle on the Green

November 15, 2017
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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Carlyle on the Green
99 Quaker Meeting House Rd
Farmingdale, NY 11735

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The New York Anti Car Theft & Fraud Association
2017 Annual State Education Conference


Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Carlyle on the Green at Bethpage State Park


8:00 AM - 8:30 AM    

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM    
Introductions and Thank You to Sponsors

8:45 AM - 9:30 AM    
Wall Street's Next Bad Move…Litigation Loans?
Adam Brand, Attorney, Brand & Tapply, LLC
The session will introduce attendees to the emergence of "litigation loans" and their growing impact on third-party bodily injury insurance claims.  As their name suggests, litigation loans are loans issued by third parties to bodily injury claimants or their attorneys, which are tied to the outcome of an individual personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit.  In theory, the loans are designed to ease the financial burden of a claimant (or their counsel) until the subject claim is settled; however, in reality, these loans are often issued without regard to the ability of the recipient to make payments or the value of the underlying claim and have little to no stipulations on their usage. Further, the loans serve to prolong the claims settlement process, encourage pursuit of frivolous or fraudulent claims and contribute to starkly differing claim valuations by insurers and claimants, likely leading to an increase in claims which go to litigation, and costs for claims departments.

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM    
Free from the Internet – Research & Social Media Techniques Every Investigator Should Know
Joe Stephenson, Managing Director of SIU, Hagerty Insurance
This presentation provides you with information on how to better secure results from social media platforms to gain relevant information in less time. We will discuss Google internal functions, the use of search operators in a Google search, and how to use Google to access social media content, including cross content postings (i.e., Instagram posts on Twitter feeds), without needing login information for that platform. You will also learn how to locate, identify and then extract information from various social media platforms, like Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. An emphasis will be placed on Facebook, with instruction on how to cull data from seemingly private profiles, as well as an introduction into URL manipulation, showing how to locate profiles using non-traditional information (such as age, profession, hobbies, and likes).   The use of third party applications will be explored and how these sites can be a valuable resource in refining data, building link analysis, and more.

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 PM - 11:45 PM
Fraud Trends in Lost Wages
Ernie Smith, Nawrocki Smith, Certified Public Accountants & Business Consultants
Fraud costs the workers' compensation system millions of dollars each year. Employers, employees, insurance carriers and consumers pay the cost of fraud in lost jobs and profit, lower wages and benefits, and higher costs for services and premiums.  This presentation will provide insight on trends in workers' compensation fraud committed by employees, employers, health care providers, attorneys and others.

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Navigating through Vehicle Forensics
Benjamin J. Carlin, EnCase Certified Examiner, Access Data Certified Examiner, Investigator, Computer Crimes Unit/CFL, New York State Police
Brian Salmon, Investigator, Computer Crime Unit, New York State Police
With the rapidly expanding technological capabilities of motor vehicles comes an entirely new avenue of investigation for law enforcement. Whether you are investigating a homicide, burglary, stolen vehicle, or serious collision, a vehicle’s infotainment and telematics system may contain the information that can be pivotal to your investigation. This presentation will assist law enforcement, prosecutors, and the insurance industry in the process of preserving, acquiring, and presenting this crucial and volatile digital evidence.

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM    
Lunch and Guest Speaker
Terri Egan-Acting Commissioner & Executive Deputy Commissioner
On 10/30/17, the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles will begin offering Real ID Compliant Documents to comply with new US DHS regulations. As a result, NYS will begin issuing three different types of licenses starting on October 30, 2017; the standard license, a Real ID and an Enhanced License. Ms. Egan will provide some background of the initiative and explain the differences between the different license types.

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Presentation of the McDonald, Kennedy & Achievement Awards, Certificates of Meritorious Achievement Awards

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
Pain Management Specialty Treatments
Jay M. Weiss, M.D., FAAPMR, FAANEM, Signet Claim Solutions
Dr. Weiss will discuss Interventional spinal procedures including epidural injections, facet injections, nerve blocks, radiofrequency ablation, trigger point injections and percutaneous discectomy. The talk will address when these procedures are indicated and when they are not indicated. Dr Weiss will explain how and when these procedures are performed.

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
Break Out Session for Law Enforcement Personnel
Concealed Compartments in Vehicles
Detective Joshua Rosenbaum, New York Drug Enforcement Task Force
In addition to a presentation on detecting vehicle concealed compartments, attendees will also have the opportunity to physically examine a trap car, a vehicle used by law enforcement agencies to capture car thieves or thieves who steal items from cars. Modified with audio/video surveillance technology, GPS, and a "kill switch", it can be remotely monitored and controlled to catch car thieves.

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Overview of the FDNY Bureau of Fire Investigation, the Fire Investigation Process
Tom Sabella, NAFI – CFEI, Supervisor of Training, New York City Fire Department, Bureau of Fire Investigation
Introduction and overview of the FDNY, Bureau of Fire Investigation. The Investigation process of an incendiary fire, including; scene examination, evidence collection, interviews, bringing the case to court. Interviewing techniques for the Investigator, the structure of the interview. Trends in automobile fires.

3:30 PM

*Schedule and speakers subject to change

Registration (Includes Lunch):
NYACT Member Company Personnel: $60
Non-Members: $150
NYS Law Enforcement Personnel: Free

NYACT is Proud to Announce our 2017 Annual Award Winners

Brian Cook, Ann Ferri, & Ed McGuire


In Memory of
General Motors

Certificate of Appreciation
Bill Maasz

Certificates of Meritorious Achievement - Insurance
Jason Fricione, Farmers Insurance
John Paul Gallo, Travelers Insurance
Robert Lewis, Progressive Insurance
Todd Lyness, Liberty Mutual Insurance
David Moser, NICB
Candace Venable, Hereford Insurance

Certificates of Meritorious Achievement – Law Enforcement
Anthony Bonner, NYS DFS Fraud Bureau
Lancaster – NYPD Team (Case Name: From Russia with Love)
         Sam DaBella, Lancaster County Regional PD
         Joe Guidice, NYPD
         Tod Neifert, Lancaster County Regional PD
         John Wilber, Manheim Auto Auction
Deidre Manns, NYS DFS Fraud Bureau
New York State Attorney General Team (Case Name: Cole)
         Joseph Buffolino  
         Michael McNally
Brendan Sullivan, Bronx Rackets Division





Become a sponsor of the 2018 NYACT Annual Meeting!

If you have a product or service that assists State and Local Law Enforcement, Government, or Insurance Special Investigative Units to help fight crime and fraud, this is a great opportunity to reach your target audience.  Over 300 members and guests attend this event each year.  A limited amount of sponsorships for our events are available, if you are interested for next year's event, email or call our office at (518)694-8470.


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$60.00 NYACT Member

$150.00 Non NYACT Member