The Insurance Fraud Bureau was created by the insurance industry and authorized by state statute in 1990 to conduct criminal investigations of all lines of insurance fraud and when convinced fraud deceit or intentional misrepresentation has occurred in an insurance transaction to refer cases for criminal prosecution. IFB cases are referred to the offices of the district attorney, attorney general and United States attorney. Additionally, IFB cases may be referred to state and federal licensing agencies. Although authorized to investigate all lines of insurance fraud, the IFB concentrates on automobile and workers’ compensation fraud including: staged automobile rings; fraudulent bodily injury claims; workers' compensation claimant fraud and workers' compensation premium evasion cases.