Auto Theft From Dealerships: Prevention and Mitigation

Prevent Auto Theft from your Dealership

This training is geared to give an overview of auto theft trends that automotive dealerships may be facing. This seminar will also provide successful theft mitigation tactics and best practices for dealerships to help prevent cars from being stolen.

In the event a vehicle is stolen, presenters will share what information can assist in the recovery of the vehicle and help successfully prosecute an offender. 

We will also discuss the recent increase in catalytic convert thefts and the best ways to protect your dealership and your customers.

Register today to gain access to this valuable information.



Grant Gunderson, Assistant Hennepin County Attorney

Grant Gunderson is an Assistant Hennepin County Attorney, who specializes in auto theft prosecution in Hennepin County. He has been working in auto theft specialization since December of 2019. Prior to that, Grant prosecuted drug crimes for over a year in Hennepin County. Grant graduated Cum Laude from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in May of 2018. Post-graduation, Grant took a job as an internal analyst for the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office Sex Trafficking Initiative where he helped prosecute and investigate those types of crimes before being promoted to an attorney position.

Joseph Boche, Special Agent, Minnesota Commerce Fraud Bureau

Joseph Boche began as a Special Agent for the Minnesota Commerce Fraud Bureau in 2014. He has significant experience investigation complex white-collar crimes including state and federal cases. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner. Since April 2020, he has been assigned to manage Minnesota’s automobile theft prevention program. In that role he manages the state’s auto theft prevention grant, assesses the scope of auto theft and auto theft related crimes in Minnesota, and develops and implements plans and strategies to combat auto theft.

Joseph has degrees in Law Enforcement and Public Administration from Mankato State University (Suma Cum Laude) and a J.D from William Mitchell College of Law (Magna Cum Laude). He has been a police officer in Minnesota since 1996 and has been an attorney since 2002. His experience as a police officer includes working for both small towns and suburban police departments. He also has experience as a prosecuting attorney working adult felony cases, with significant experience prosecuting auto theft and DWI cases, including multiple jury trials. Joseph also teaches college in the areas of criminal constitutional law and criminal procedure.

Joseph is a member of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators. He is a member of the Automobile Theft Prevention Authority Committee, and chair of the Catalytic Converter Theft Subcommittee.

Bill (William) King, Detective, Bloomington PD

Bill King is a Detective with the Bloomington Police Department where he has worked since 2002. He is a general investigator but the majority of his cases deal with auto theft, theft from autos, fraud, and arson. He has five years of experience as an investigator. Bill also serves collateral duties as a Bomb Technician with the Bloomington Police Department and has recently retired from the Bloomington Fire Department after 20 years of service.



Friday, July 23
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington
3900 American Blvd W, Bloomington, MN 55437




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