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Bureau of Insurance Fraud

SOUTH REGION

 

South Region Map

 

Counties Served: Miami-Dade and Monroe

 

Captain Missael Diaz, Regional commander

Capt. Diaz is a career law enforcement veteran with over 17 years of experience. Prior to joining the Division, Missael served for both the Florida Highway Patrol and the Miami-Dade Police Department. In 2001, he began his career with the Department of Financial Services, Division of Insurance Fraud, as a detective assigned to the Miami General Fraud squad and in 2004 he moved to PIP squad #3 in Miami. In 2006 Missael was appointed to the position of Lead Detective and became a certified Field Training Officer for the Division in 2007. In June 2010, Missael was promoted to Lieutenant over Miami's fourth PIP squad. In January, 2016, Missael was promoted to Captain and oversees the South Region.

Capt. Diaz has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from St. Thomas University, graduating Summa Cum Laude.

 

South Region Lieutenants

 

Lieutenant Stanley Jean-Felix, General Fraud

Lt. Stanley Jean-Felix began his law enforcement career in 2000 with the New York State Police as a state trooper in Orange and Rockland Counties. He joined the Division of Insurance Fraud in October 2003. At first, he was assigned to the Miami general fraud squad, and later was assigned to a Miami PIP squad. In October 2008, he was promoted to lieutenant of a newly formed Plantation PIP squad. In April 2010, he was transferred and assumed command of a Miami PIP squad.

Lt. Stanley Jean-Felix attained his undergraduate degree from John Jay College in criminology and his master’s degree in criminal justice from Florida International University. Lt. Jean-Felix is a certified fraud examiner under the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He is a graduate of Southern Police Institute Command Officers Development Course.


Lieutenant Eric Cruz, Auto Fraud

Lt. Cruz has over 28 years of law enforcement experience. Prior to joining the Department of Financial Services, Erik worked for the State of New York Insurance Fraud Bureau where he handled a broad range of Insurance Fraud investigations while assigned to the FBI Health Care Fraud Task Force. Before beginning his work with the New York Insurance Fraud Bureau, Erik retired from the NYPD as a Detective 1st Grade after twenty years of service. While with NYPD, he was assigned to several specialized units such as the H.I.D.T.A. Task Force and the Department of Homeland Security, El Dorado Task Force. Erik was a first responder to the World Trade Center during the attacks of September 11th. In 2012, Erik joined the Department of Financial Services as a member of the Miami Field Office PIP Squad and was later assigned to the Lead Detective position. In May, 2016, he was promoted to Lieutenant.

Lieutenant Oscar Sigler, Auto Fraud

In 2012, Lieutenant Oscar Sigler was appointed to the position of lead detective and after a competitive promotional process he assumed the appointment of lieutenant during September 2014. Sigler is a career law enforcement officer with over 33 years of experience. Prior to joining the Division of Insurance Fraud, Sigler served 26 years with the City of Miami Police Department. During his career there, he served in the uniformed patrol, special police, neighborhood resource officer, and internal affairs corruption units before retiring in 2007. In 2008, he began his career with the Department of Financial Services, Division of Insurance Fraud, as a detective assigned to the Miami PIP squad. He has been nominated twice for law enforcement detective of the year by the Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee in 2012 & 2013.