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Classification 22: National Motor Vehicle Theft Act (Obsolete)

The FBI established this classification on March 28, 1923 (although cases within this classification opened as early as August 1922) to document its role in determining whether vehicles seized by Federal Prohibition agents were stolen. Following notification from the Prohibition Bureau of its seizure of a vehicle, the FBI contacted the Automobile Protection and Information Bureau (APIB) and requested a trace of the vehicle's ownership. The APIB in turn referred these requests to local detective agencies maintained by a consortium of insurance companies. If a local detective agency proved unable to trace ownership of a vehicle, the FBI referred the matter to its Field Office for appropriate investigation.

NARA holdings for Classification 22: National Motor Vehicle Theft Act (Obsolete)

The following records under Classification 22: National Motor Vehicle Theft Act (Obsolete) are not yet described in NARA's online catalog. Please contact NARA’s Special Access Program at specialaccess_FOIA@nara.gov with your reference request.

Record Group Finding Aid EntrySeries Title
65UD 10D 20 Classification 22 (National Motor Vehicle Theft Act) Headquarters Case Files

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