The West Central Region is responsible for the enforcement of insurance related crimes committed in Desoto, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, and Sarasota Counties. The region is divided into an auto fraud squad and two general fraud squads, directed by one captain and three lieutenants.
On June 8, 2018 Mike Wood joined the Division of Investigative and Forensic Services as Major over Operational Support Services.
Mike Wood started his career in law enforcement in 1983 with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy sheriff.During his tenure, Mike held a variety of assignments to include Tactical Dive Team, School Resource Officer, Special Weapons and Tactics Team and Detective.Mike was then promoted to the rank of Sergeant and held a variety of supervisory positions ending with the rank of Major.In his numerous supervisory positions, Mike oversaw the Uniform Patrol Bureau, Criminal Investigation Bureau, and the Corrections Division of the Leon County Sheriff’s Office.He retired in 2014 and returned in 2015 as the Undersheriff.On January 23, 2015, he was appointed the Sheriff of Leon County by Florida Governor Scott until his term expired. In 2017, Mike was hired as the Chief of Investigations for the North District of the Division of Public Assistance Fraud with the Department.
Capt. Lane graduated from Plant City High School in 1977. In 1986, he completed the police academy at Polk Community College. After receiving his Police Standards Certification, Carl began his law enforcement career with the Plant City Police Department, where he worked for 23 years. Carl worked in a variety of investigative assignments including, uniformed patrol, joint drug task force with DEA, criminal investigations unit, and joint efforts with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and Tampa Police Department.
In 1994 Lane was promoted to the rank of sergeant and in 2002, to Lieutenant over a uniformed patrol squad. In 2006, Carl was promoted to the rank of captain where he was responsible for all investigations, including theft, homicide, street crimes, gang investigations, drug investigations, crime scene unit and ERT. Capt. Lane retired from Plant City PD in 2010.
In 2012 Lane joined the Department of Financial Services as an investigator assigned to the Tampa PIP squad. In 2013 he was promoted to lieutenant and assigned to the St. Petersburg Field Office, where he supervised four detectives. Carl was promoted to Captain in 2016 and currently oversees the South Central Region.
Lt. Carlos Rosario was born and raised in the Bronx, New York City, and attended school in the Bronx and Manhattan. After serving in the Army, Lt. Rosario joined the New York City Police Department in 1981. He was assigned to various positions in the NYPD including, uniform Patrol in the Bronx, plain clothes anti-crime squad, Applicant Investigation Unit in Queens and Internal Affairs. He retired from NYPD one year after 9-11 with twenty-two and half years with the department.
After moving to Florida, he joined the Department of Financial Services in May of 2003, where he was assigned as a detective to conduct various types of insurance fraud investigations; eventually specializing in PIP Fraud.
In October 2006 he was promoted to Lead Detective and in February 2010, was promoted to his current position as Lieutenant of the Tampa Auto Fraud Squad.
Jada Robinson has over 9 years of sworn law enforcement experience in Florida. She started her career with the Florida Supreme Court before joining the Florida A&M University Police Department, where she worked patrol. She holds an Associated of Science degree in Criminal Justice and is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree.
Jada started with the Division in August of 2011 as a Detective, investigating workers' compensation fraud. She is a certified CPR instructor, a certified First Aid Instructor and a member of the Emergency Response Team (ERT).
Lt. Reschke has over 36 years of law enforcement experience. He worked with the Onodaga County Sheriff's Department as a road deputy and then detective. He was also previously employed by AMRIC Associates, where he conducted investigations, located and interviewed witnesses and utilized surveillance techniques for numerous insurance companies.
In 2006, Carl came on-board with the Department of Financial Services as a Detective. He was named Lead Detective for the St. Petersburg Squad in 2010 and was promoted to Lieutenant in February, 2016.