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2012-05-24 06:21:48

LIVONIA, Mich., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- H.E.A.T. (Help Eliminate Auto Thefts) is cautioning Michigan drivers to be aware of the continuing growing trends in unconventional auto theft-related crimes. Criminals continue to become more creative when it comes to stealing vehicles as vehicle security technology increases and as law enforcement and insurance investigators continue to successfully put thieves behind bars. "Thieves are always coming up with new ways to steal vehicles and it's...

2012-03-19 06:27:52

Paper Shows that On-Line IP Theft is Not Harmless and Reduces Social Welfare WASHINGTON, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Several opponents to strengthened protection against on-line intellectual property ("IP") theft contend that IP theft is economically insignificant given the non-rivalrous nature of such property. In a new study released today entitled: Social Well-Being and IP Theft: A Dynamic Economic Analysis, the Phoenix Center tackles this argument and demonstrates...

2012-02-15 10:39:00

LIVONIA, Mich., Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- H.E.A.T. (Help Eliminate Auto Thefts) today commented on the 2010 auto theft statistics released by the Automobile Theft Prevention Authority (ATPA) in its annual report. The statistics, again this year, showed a decrease in the number of vehicle thefts in Michigan. "H.E.A.T. is delighted to see a statewide decline in the number of overall vehicle thefts for the fourth consecutive year," said Terri Miller, director of H.E.A.T....

2012-02-06 18:45:00

More than 75 Percent of voters feel stolen I.T. impacts California's economy SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Protect California Jobs & Innovation today announced the results of a statewide survey that found that California voters intensely favor (88% support; 58% "strongly" support) enacting a law requiring state agencies and state contractors use only legal software. The poll also shows that California voters regard the use of stolen software as...

2011-02-28 08:12:00

LIVONIA, Mich., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- H.E.A.T. (Help Eliminate Auto Thefts) today commented on the 2009 statistics recently released by the Automobile Theft Prevention Authority (ATPA) in its annual report. The statistics once again showed an annual decrease in the number of vehicle thefts in Michigan. "We are pleased to see the continued decline in the number of vehicle thefts across the state," said Terri Miller, director of H.E.A.T. "However, we do want to make Michigan...

2010-04-27 10:00:00

LIVONIA, Mich., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- For a second consecutive year, following the release of the Automobile Theft Prevention Authority annual report, H.E.A.T. (Help Eliminate Auto Thefts) is cautioning Michigan drivers, and now auto dealers as well, to be aware of the growing trend in unconventional auto theft-related crimes. "With increased vehicle security features, and the continuing success of Michigan law enforcement's hard-working auto theft units, crooks are turning to new...

2010-02-17 11:12:00

LIVONIA, Mich., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- H.E.A.T. (Help Eliminate Auto Thefts) responded today to 2008 statistics released by the Automobile Theft Prevention Authority (ATPA) in its annual report, which indicated a continued decrease in the number of traditional vehicle thefts in Michigan. "We expected and are pleased to see the continued decline in the number of vehicle thefts across the state," said Terri Miller, director of H.E.A.T. "However, the battle against auto theft-related crime...

2009-08-27 08:15:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- In 1978, Art Schlichter was one of the most actively recruited high school quarterbacks in America, chased by some of the legendary college coaches of the game, Bo Schembechler, Woody Hayes and Joe Paterno among them. But after a record-breaking four years at Ohio State, Schlichter's bid at a pro-football career nosedived in a dramatic and public way. In a new book from Orange Frazer Press, Schlichter (and co-author Jeff Snook) tells how he, as a...

2009-07-21 15:22:52

Authorities in Florida said a man used a handcuff key purchased from a flea market to temporarily escape the custody of a sheriff's deputy. Richard Zukoski, 21, was arrested at his Port Richey, Fla., home early Sunday when a deputy arrived and found stolen boxes of power tools and lawn equipment on his porch. The suspect grabbed the key he had purchased years ago at a flea market before leaving the house with the deputy, the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times reported Tuesday. Zukoski used the key...

2009-04-29 23:14:08

An employee of a New York jeweler stole 513 pounds of gold from the firm over five years, taking one small piece at a time hidden in her purse, police allege. Authorities said Wednesday that Teresa Tambunting, 50, of Scarsdale, N.Y., a longtime employee of Jacmel Jewelry, brought a suitcase filled with 66 pounds of gold worth an estimated $868,000 back into the company's office after an investigation was launched in January, The New York Times reported. Authorities allegedly found another 447...