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Insurance Fraud

About The Bureau of Insurance Fraud

The Bureau of Insurance Fraud investigates alleged acts of insurance fraud not categorized under workers’ compensation fraud, including; licensee, healthcare, application, vehicle, homeowners, commercial, disability, arson, and life insurance fraud. Within these categories are; organized schemes to defraud the public and insurers, insolvency of insurance companies due to internal fraud, criminal activity by unauthorized entities illegally doing business in Florida, and viatical related fraud.

The Bureau of Insurance Fraud has six regions located throughout the state of Florida, each commanded by a law enforcement captain; and 19 squads, each supervised by a lieutenant. Additionally, the Bureau consists of 117 sworn officers and 25 civilian support staff members.


DIF Regional Map

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Bureau Chief Buddy Hand

200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0324

Special Investigative Unit (SIU) Contact/Liaison

Lorie Wiese, Sr. Mgmt Analyst I

200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0324

The Office of Fiscal Integrity


Lt. Michael Smith

200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0324


District I Commander

Major Michael Byrne

8600 Hidden River Parkway, Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33637
(8l3) 972-8602


Bureau of Insurance Fraud District I Map

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District II Commander


1400 W Commercial Blvd, Suite 135
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309



Bureau of Insurance Fraud District II Map

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Panhandle Region



Counties Served: Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Taylor, Wakulla, Walton, Washington

Pensacola Field Office

610 Burgess Road, Suite 100
Pensacola, FL 32504

Lt. Sandra Fitzsimons, General Fraud
Government Analyst II: Lori Rodabaugh

Tallahassee Field Office

200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0324

Acting Lt. Krista Gaston, General Fraud
CIA: Caitlin Gilbert

North Region

Captain Brian McCoy


Counties Served: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Citrus, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Flagler, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Levy, Marion, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Sumter, Suwannee, Union.

Jacksonville Field Office

921 NDavis Street, Bldg. B, Ste.149
Jacksonville, FL 32209

Lt. Kevin Jones, Auto Fraud
Lt. Edward "Ed" Johnson, Gen Fraud
CIA: Helen Campbell

West Central Region

Captain Darrell Wilson


Counties Served: Desoto, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota.

Tampa Field Office

8600 Hidden River Parkway, Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33637-1016

Lt. Carlos Rosario, Auto Fraud
Lt. Dwight Murphy, General Fraud
Government Analyst I: Lisa Gonzalez

St. Petersburg Field Office

St. Lucie Building
9800 4th Street, Suite 100
St. Petersburg, FL 33702

Vacant Lieutenant, General Fraud
CIA: RoseAnna Wright

North Central Region

Captain Evangelina Brooks


Counties Served: Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Volusia.

Orlando Field Office

400 West Robinson Street, Suite S-823
Hurston Building, Orlando, FL 3280l

Vacant Lt., General Fraud
Lt. Laquanda Green, Auto Fraud
Lt. John Savino, Auto Fraud
CIA: Fayson Smith

South Central Region

Captain carl lane


Counties Served: Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Indian River, Lee, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, St. Lucie.

West Palm Beach Field Office

400 N Congress Avenue, Suite 250
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Lt. Leisa Valerio, General Fraud
Lt. James Feeney, Auto Fraud
CIAs: Lori Welsh, Marie LaMonica

Ft. lauderdale Field Office

1400 W Commercial Bvd, Suite 135
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309

Lt. Francisco Gonzalez, Auto Fraud
Lt. Craig Kimble, General Fraud
CIA: Clara Pirez

Ft. Myers Field Office

4700 Terminal Drive, Suite #5
Fort Myers, FL 33907

Lt. Glen Clasen
CIA: Cynthia Kelly

South Region

Captain Missael Diaz


Counties Served: Dade and Monroe

Miami Field Office

40l N. W. 2 Avenue, Suite N-32l
Miami, FL 33l28

Lt. Violeta Serrano, Auto Fraud
Lt. Stanley Jean-Felix, General Fraud
Lt. Erik Cruz, Auto Fraud
Lt. Oscar Sigler, General Fraud

Government Analyst I: Janice Caballero
CIAs: Diana Quinones, Tonya Motley