Youve just wrecked your car and a Mobile police officer arranges for your vehicle to be towed, picking a towing company off a list kept by the department.AutoSpecial Investigations
Pretty convenient, right? The company arrives and tows your car to its yard, and you even get to ride shotgun in the front cab. Fun.
That tow should cost $125 plus a daily fee of about $20 per day storage for regular vehicles, per Mobile City ordnance laws. But what do you care, an insurance company is picking up the tab.
Well, guess what? A small number of towing firms have allegedly been charging insurance companies far beyond the $125 fee, according to police.