Weapons of Mass Destruction: (WMD)/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders, Online Training Course, July 31, 2008 Sponsored and Instructed by The Texas A&M University System, Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Office of Grants and Training G&T) Incident Command System (ICS) 300 Training Course: Incident Management/Unified Command for Terrorism/CBRNE Incidents Successfully completed Incident Command System (ICS) 100, 200, and 700 online training courses.
Investigative Analytical Techniques Training, Multijurisdictional Task Force Training, January 2010.
Interview and Interrogation Techniques, Multijurisdictional Task Force Training, February 2010.
Attended course: Advanced Writing Techniques which was taught at the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy.
Attended Course: Developing and Managing Complex Investigations which was taught at the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy.
Attended Insurance Fraud training classes at the annual FIFEC Conference in Orlando, Florida from 2012-2015.
Attended quarterly meetings with SIU Investigators with several insurance companies to discuss current trends pertaining to Insurance Fraud.
Attended a Money Laundering training course at St. Pete College in August 2016.
Well-rounded Detective with exceptional analytical, innovative and imaginative problem-solving skills.
Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Above average typist
Money laundering investigations
Ethical and honest
Credit card fraud
Detailed report writing
Special Agent, 11/2015 to Current FDLE – Tampa, Florida
Interview suspects and witnesses during the course of an investigation.
Assess, recruit, and maintain confidential informants that provide information during criminal investigations.
Provide security detail for the Governor of Florida along with other foreign dignitaries in the Central Florida Region.
Draft investigative summary reports and organize exhibits for criminal prosecution.
Research and obtain information from several databases during criminal investigations.
Prepare and execute search warrants and operations plans.
Perform surveillance during the course of investigations.
Conduct custodial arrests.
Assist other law enforcement agencies during criminal investigations.
Currently investigating a multi-jurisdicitional Ponzi Scheme case involving several victims that occurred losses over one million dollars.
Detective, 01/2012 to 11/2015 Department of Financial Services, Division of Insurance Fraud (DIF) – Tampa, US, Florida
Conducted investigations related to Insurance Fraud which primarily focused on Workers' Compensation Fraud (working without coverage), Claimant Fraud, Organized Schemes to Defraud, Unlicensed Insurance Agent activity, Elderly Exploitation, and Unlicensed Contracting.
Interviewed suspects and witnesses during the course of an investigation.
Conducted probable cause arrests and warrant arrests on individual(s).
Researched and obtained information from several databases during criminal investigations.
Testified in criminal trials in multiple jurisdictions.
Prepared and conducted search warrants.
Prepared investigative summary reports and organized exhibits for referrals to the State Attorney's Office for criminal prosecution.
Served as Undercover Officer on multiple operations involving unlicensed contractor sting operations, insurance fraud investigations, and on a organized crime investigation.
Majority of the cases I investigated were self initiated based on information provided by confidential sources I developed and from other law enforcement agencies.
Attended several job related training courses in order to enhance job performance.
Attended insurance fraud courses at the annual FIFEC conference in Orlando, Florida from 2012-2015.
Was nominated for Detective of the Year by the FIFEC committee in 2016 for a money laundering and premium fraud investigation involving several individuals in Central Florida who created and utilized multiple shell construction companies to underreport employee payroll in order to obtain a low cost workers' compensation insurance policy.
Financial Crime Investigator, 09/2007 to 01/2012 Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)/Department of Financial Services (DFS) – Tampa, US, Florida
Conducted thorough investigations of alleged welfare fraud, business operations fraud, EBT trafficking, and falsifying records.
Gathered and analyzed documentary evidence, interviewed witnesses and suspects, obtained written statements, researched databases, testified during administrative hearings, referred cases to the State Attorney's Office for criminal prosecution, and drafted detailed investigative reports.
Utilized effective techniques when interviewing suspects which often results in sworn statements in State Attorney's Office referrals and signed waivers for Administrative Disqualification Hearing referrals.
Investigated State of Florida Child and Adult Protection Investigators who falsify records.
Worked in conjunction with the United States Secret Service on a joint federal EBT Trafficking case involving public assistance fraud.
Assisted FDLE agents with surveillance, search warrants, and interviews in an ongoing EBT Trafficking case involving several convenient stores in the Tampa Bay area.
Provided investigative assistance to fellow FDLE members and/or other agencies.
Actively sought out additional knowledge or training to enhance job performance.
On January 2011, due to State of Florida legislative mandates, the Financial Crime Unit was transferred from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to the Department of Financial Services, which is another State of Florida Law Enforcement Agency.
Bachelor of Arts: Interpersonal Communications, 2001 University of Central Florida - Orlando, Florida Interpersonal Communications
Interpersonal Communications: Police Academy, 2010 State of Florida Law Enforcement Standards at the Pasco-Hernando Community College - Dade City, Florida
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Awards and Honors
Nominated for Detective of the Year by the FIFEC Insurance Fraud Committee at the 2016 annual conference for a Money Laundering and Premium Fraud Investigation. 2010 Davis Productivity Award Winner as an Investigator working in conjunction with the United States Secret Service on a joint EBT Trafficking Task Force. Member of the Polk Community College Student Activities Board in 1995-1996; As a member, I attended annual Leadership Conferences that were held throughout the state. I assisted in the organization of several campus events and charitable events.