Auto Theft and Insurance Fraud Expert
Stolen Vehicle Expert
ICI POST Instructor, Licensed California Private Investigator since 1987;
Mike Bender on Fox News in Minnesota
The Fast, The Fraudulent & The Fatal Is a Comprehensive Investigator's Guide written by Michael Bender on how to Identify, Investigate, Detect and Deter Auto Theft and Fraud while Saving Lives. Click Here for more information on the book.
Mike Bender Auto Theft Expert Stolen Vehicle Expert, Insurance Fraud Expert
Bender Enterprises Inc, Mike Bender, VINtrack
Bender Enterprises Inc. offers Stolen Vehicle detection software and hardware (VINtrack), Consulting services, Research, and Training for the Law
Enforcement, Insurance and Automotive Industries. Mike Bender is a High-Tech Auto Theft Expert & Stolen Vehicle Expert
Click on photo to view interview by NICB on Realy Attack Devises and High-Tech Vehicle Theft & Bypass
Bender Enterprises Inc. provides advanced vehicle identification technologies and consulting; assisting law
enforcement, insurance industry, salvage yards,
automobile manufacturers and many other related industries.
Read about Mike Bender in the New York Times by clicking here.
Investigations: Mike Bender has been a licensed California Private
Investigator since 1987 (12649) and recently became licensed in AZ (1614030). He has worked all areas of criminal investigations from Auto Theft to Murder while employed with the Los Angeles Police Dept, Simi Valley Police Dept, National Auto Theft Bureau, and National Insurance Crime Bureau. He has specialized in high-tech auto theft
detection, fraud, and complex SIU investigations.
review testimonial: Your report caused the case
to settle rather quickly this a.m. All I can say is once
the opposition read your report, which the Federal
Magistrate found very compelling, he begged permission
to give it to the other side as he knew they would have
to settle once they saw your report!
Subject Matter Expert:
-Auto Theft and Fraud
-High Tech Vehicle Theft Methods
-Illegal Street Racing and related
Drifting & Stunting activities
-Advanced Vehicle Identification and
Theft Methods; Including Transponder and Immobilizer Bypass.
Our goal has always been to provide
the best and most affordable solutions to the industry.
We introduced a new training series
titled "Now, New, Next", focusing on issues that are
current and emerging regarding vehicles and technology.
ABC World News with Diane Sawyer; Click Here
CNN recently reached out to Mike Bender for insight regarding a high-tech way to break into cars. Click here to view.
Consultant ABC 20/20
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Fox News Phoenix
Fox News Phoenix recently did a story on high-tech auto thieves. Click here to watch the Phoenix video, and here for the San Francisco video.
Fox News San Francisco/Oakland also ran a story. Click here for the story
Training at Jay Leno's Garage...
The Bender Advantage
|We are worldwide leaders in innovative
vehicle identification and training. We only implement and
recommend scanning and data collection systems that have
proven themselves in the field. Our bar-code scanning
systems, software and vehicle computer software assist in
the detection of stolen vehicles, prevention from buying
stolen vehicles, and the automatic data capture of any
We provide our customers with complete solutions with a
ready-to-use out-of-the-box experience; IT departments love
Company and Personal Profile
Mike Bender started Bender Enterprises Inc. and has over
30 years experience in the investigation of auto theft and fraud.
He started his career with the Los Angeles Police Department graduating first in his class; number one in academics, number 2 in firearms, the first person in the history of the police department to get a perfect score on the first Physical Fitness Qualification test, and set several records. After working Newton and Southwest Divisions he transferred to the Simi Valley Police Department working numerous assignments including training officer, SWAT, and Detectives. From there he joined the National Auto Theft
Bureau which later became the National Insurance Crime Bureau. He is an
internationally recognized expert in sport compact vehicle (illegal street
racers) theft and fraud and advanced vehicle identification. He has
consulted for major insurance companies, law enforcement, and the news and print
Fun Facts: Mike competed in the Toughest Cop Alive and Toughest Competitor Alive (TCA) contest 10 times; retiring as the undefeated State, East Coast, and World Record Holder after 10 years of competing in it. He also was awarded Officer of the Year by Simi Valley Police Dept, Investigator of the Year by the Western States Auto Theft Investigators Association, and has received numerous Honorary Resolutions and a Commendation the Sate of California.
|Bender Enterprises Inc. is a member of the
Western States Auto Theft Investigators Association, the
Arizona Auto Theft Investigators Association, Southern
California Fraud Investigators Association, California
Association of Licensed Investigators and the
International Association of Auto Theft Investigators. Mike
is also California and Arizona licensed Private Investigator.
Mike Bender Auto Theft Expert & Stolen Vehicle Expert.
Bender Enterprises in Owned by Cynthia Bender and day to day operations to be run by Mikali Bender.
Our Mexico liaisons are: David Diaz for assistance in Mexico and soon to be Matilde Yolanda Bustamante
for assistance in the United States.
Contacto en Español
He also formed
the non-profit F.A.S.T. Foundation for
Automotive Safety and Trends and published "The
Fast, The Fraudulent & The Fatal" which explores the dark
and dangerous side of illegal street racing, drifting and
stunting that is not reported. More on the book can be found
If you would like a custom solution or have questions, please contact
us at by clicking here.
Quotes from VINtrack users: "VINtrack is an
invaluable tool", "This is the best system we have ever
used", "We recovered a stolen vehicle within the first
week of use", "Their support is awesome", "This was some
of the best training we have ever received", "We tried
many other scanners and their systems and support were
Training Testimonials are on our
Bender Enterprises Inc. uses
the best PDAs, scanning products and engines
available. That is why we are a
Strategic Vertical Integrator for Socket
Communications Inc., a Partner Select for Symbol
Technologies and a Business Development Partner for
HP as well as a partner with Opticon.
Contact us any time (888) 724-2597, (760) 438-9783, or
contact us at by clicking here.