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April 23, 2009

Revenue's CIB Director Elected to Board of 18-State Organization

Nick Humphrey Lisa Spry

The head of the Missouri Department of Revenue’s Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) has been elected to the board of directors of an organization that includes officials from 18 states.

Nick Humphrey, of Jefferson City, was elected secretary of the Midwest Odometer and Title Fraud Enforcement Association’s (MOTFEA’s) board of directors at the group’s recent meeting in Iowa.  He has been director of the Criminal Investigation Bureau for about one year, and previously served with the Missouri Water Patrol for 13 years. 

"I’m honored that I was selected to serve on the board of this important organization,” Humphrey said.  “MOTFEA works hard to protect consumers, and that’s one of my top goals as well.”

Lisa Spry, a special agent with the CIB’s Kansas City field office, was chosen by MOTFEA’s chairman of the board to be the organization’s industry liaison.

MOTFEA, and its national counterpart, the National Odometer and Title Fraud Enforcement Association, bring together representatives of the automotive industry and law enforcement, consumer protection and motor vehicle licensing agencies.  Working together, the organization works to deter odometer and title fraud.  If unchecked, these crimes can lead to consumers purchasing unsafe vehicles or vehicles that have been stolen from others.

MOFTEA also announced that it will hold its annual meeting in St. Louis in April of 2010. A specific time and location have not yet been determined.

Besides Missouri, state members of MOTFEA are Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.