NU Online News Service, Dec. 14, 11:55 a.m. EST

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) said referrals from member companies to investigate questionable claims through the third quarter were up 12 percent compared to last year.

Leading the uptick was a 511 percent increase in referrals about auto glass fraud and a doubling of referrals about questionable inflated towing bills and storage, the NICB said.

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