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Thursday, 22 March 2018 21:11

Greed Drove $23 Million Auto Insurance Fraud at Chiropractic Clinics in FL, Feds Say

Written by Paula McMahon, Sun Sentinel

We thank Sun Sentinel for reprint permission. 


Even Andrew Rubinstein admitted he was motivated by greed when he got involved in an elaborate $23 million auto insurance fraud that operated for years in chiropractic clinics in South Florida.

Friday, 16 March 2018 20:16

SC Auto Repair Shop Owner Says Faith, Family Guide Him

Written by Greg K. Deal, Index-Journal

Capers McGrier III started his car care business with one five-gallon bucket of water. Thirty-five years later, he has a thriving business on South Main Street in Greenwood, SC, where he works with his sons, Marcus and Romond.

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Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) in Fayetteville, NC, recently announced that “Draft (Hiring) Days” has been scheduled in conjunction with the upcoming class of 2018 graduation for students in the Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology and Automotive Systems Technology programs of study.

Friday, 09 March 2018 22:01

Gordon Automotive Is 6th Car Lot to Report Crime This Year in Thomasville, GA

Written by Noelani Mathews, WCTV Eyewitness News

The Thomasville, GA, Police Department is investigating after property was stolen from another local car lot.

Wednesday, 07 March 2018 21:18

VA Body Shop Worker Named Runner-Up in ARCA Racing Series

Written by Steven B. Wilson, Speedway Digest

Fredericksburg, VA, body shop worker Willie Mullins recently scored a stunning runner-up finish in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards opener at Daytona International Speedway.

The Rutherford County, TN, Fire-Rescue Department, together with its Fire/Arson Investigation unit, received keys to a much-needed response vehicle March 2 as part of a donation on behalf of State Farm and Service King Collision Repair Centers.

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Monday, 05 March 2018 23:50

Ebby’s Auto Painting & Collision Shooter Pleads Guilty to 7 Felonies in VA

Written by Sarah Fearing, Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

A man who shot a painter at Ebby’s Auto Painting & Collision Repair in Williamsburg, VA, last July has pleaded guilty to seven felony charges---but attempted first-degree murder is not one of them.

Thursday, 01 March 2018 17:05

Stephanie Smith: FL Senate Should Vote to Fix Auto Insurance Laws

Written by Stephanie Smith,

Floridians are blessed with a low cost of living.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 20:45

World of Customs Auto Show Inspires Collision Repair Students in MS

Written by Allie Martin, WCBI

A field trip to the World of Customs Auto Show helped students from Tishomingo County’s Career and Technical Center in Mississippi see what can be done with the right education and training.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 16:50

Florida Woman Finds Way to Succeed in a Man’s World

Written by John Prince,

People working in auto body shops don’t mess with Gail Santoro. She can sand, polish and paint with the best of them.

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