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October Monthly Meeting
October 20, 2016 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thomas D. Kane, IAAI-CFI, P.I. Fire Investigator | “I See Gypsies… All the Time: Gypsy Crimes & Scams”
Just in time for the upcoming Holiday Season, Rimkus Consulting Group will provide a unique presentation on Transient Crimes that affect our Insurance world both on a local level & on a National scale. The case studies and insight Mr. Kane provides, as both a Certified Fire Investigator for Rimkus and a 28 year active veteran of the Scottsdale Police Department, will surprisingly hit close to home as “Gypsy Crimes” are prevalent all around us all more frequently than you think. Identification of these crimes will benefit adjusters that handle Property, Arson, Auto & Premises Liability claims. Mr. Kane became a New York City Police Officer in 1988. In 1993 he started serving with the City of Scottsdale and was promoted to Detective in 1996. Tom has been assigned to the Property Crimes Unit and has investigated both Residential and Commercial Burglaries, Fraud, Art Theft, Gypsy Crimes, Transient Criminal Groups, (Irish/Scottish Travelers) and Arson. Tom served as the Lead Arson Investigator until 2010 when he was promoted to Sergeant. He is currently assigned to the Uniformed Services Bureau and is also employed as a Fire Investigator for Rimkus Consulting Group.
As a current Fire Investigator with Rimkus Consulting Group, he has investigated and determined the cause and origin of over one thousand fires occurring in commercial structures, residential homes, recreational vehicles, automobiles, and wild lands. Mr. Kane has been recognized as an expert witness in both criminal and civil court, in the fields of fire cause and origin, building construction, criminal investigations, firearms, transient criminal groups, and issues relating to building safety and security.
“BRING A FRIEND” The Board encourages each of you to bring a friend to every meeting. All meetings are informative and provides networking opportunities – let’s get the word out!