OK guys -- a tough one. An employee in my office is facing a claim denial for the theft of a 2000 Impala. The insurance company says that the 2000 Impala with Passlock couldn't be stolen without a key, and are accusing the employee of having the car stolen for the insurance proceeds. The car was stolen outside of a restaurant, and found several cities over burned to the ground. For proof, they have a report from an "expert" who found the lock cylinder in the ashes of the dashboard, and he says that the wafers and bar of the lock cylinder show no signs of damage, which he says means that the car could not have been driven without a key. At the same time, the report does state that the retaining ring for the lock cylinder was damaged, although he says it was "probably" due to the retrieval for inspection. Ignoring the fact that the car could have been towed, can a 2000 Impala with Passlock be hotwired and driven without actually busting the guts of the ignition lock cylinder? I believe my employee and think it's a ream-job.