The North Central Region is responsible for the enforcement of insurance related crimes committed in Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties. The region is divided into two auto fraud squads and one general fraud squad, directed by one captain and three lieutenants.
DISTRICT I MAJOR - CARL LANE
Major 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 to District I Major in 2019.
CAPTAIN JOHN SAVINO, NORTH CENTRAL REGIONAL COMMANDER
Lt. Savino began his law enforcement career in 1982 with the New York City Police Department. He served as a patrol officer, narcotics investigator and was promoted to detective in 1989. Savino spent eighteen years investigating reports of sexual assaults and child abuse while assigned to the Manhattan special victims squad, and was promoted to the prestigious rank of 1st grade detective.
During Savino’s time with the special victims squad, he investigated thousands of reports of rape and sexual assaults and have been lead investigator for many successful serial rape and pattern sexual assault investigations. He was tasked with rewriting the policy used by NYPD when investigating sexual assaults and co-authored two text books detailing the best investigative techniques for rape investigations and other serious crimes.
In September of 2001, after the World Trade Center tragedy, Savino, along with an elite group of detectives, were assigned to the New York City Morgue for several months and tasked with attempting to identify the victims of the World Trade Center disaster.
After twenty-five years with NYPD, Savino retired and joined the Division of Insurance Fraud in 2008. Since becoming a member of DIF, Savino has investigated personal injury protection (PIP) fraud and have made numerous arrests which have resulted in clinics being shut down. He is a member of the ERT team and a DTO since joining the Division. In 2011, Savino was assigned to a Federal Health Care Task Force for the Middle District of Florida, before becoming a lead detective for the newly formed PIP squad in the Orlando Field Office. In June, 2017, Savino was promoted to Captain over the North-Central Fraud Region.
LIEUTENANT LAQUANDA GREEN - ORLANDO, GENERAL FRAUD
Lt. Green began her career in law enforcement in 1997 with Orange County Corrections and later advancing her career to a Deputy working in patrol with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Orlando, Florida. She continued her career as state law enforcement officer for the Department of Motor Carrier Compliance, working as a compliance review officer, commercial motor vehicle homicide investigator, and an officer on radiological nuclear team and the hazardous materials team.
In May of 2008, Lt. Green joined the Division of Insurance Fraud and has supervised both Auto Fraud and General Fraud Squads.
LIEUTENANT CRAIG WEAVER - ORLANDO, AUTO FRAUD SQUAD #1
Lieutenant Craig Weaver is a career law enforcement officer with 25 years of experience. He began his law enforcement career in 1992 with the Orlando Police Department. During his time at Orlando he held the rank of Sergeant and served a wide variety of assignments that included Patrol Division, School Resource Officer, Criminal Investigations Detective, and Property Crimes Task Force.
Lieutenant Weaver started with the Bureau of Insurance Investigations in March of 2012 as a Detective in the Orlando Field Office and was quickly promoted to Lead Detective in January of 2014. Lieutenant Weaver has also been a Field Training Officer, and the Acting Lieutenant of the Squad since September, 2017.
LIEUTENANT ERIK ANDERSON - ORLANDO, AUTO FRAUD SQUAD #2
Erik Anderson began his law enforcement career in 2009 with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in Jacksonville, where he worked in Patrol. He was promoted to Special Operations and worked on a mobile VACIS (Vehicle and Cargo Inspection System) x-ray truck scanning suspect vehicles for contraband. He was regularly deployed with US Customs and Border Patrol assisting with cargo inspections utilizing the VACIS x-ray truck. In 2011, he worked with the Department of Environmental Protection as a State Park Police Office in Miami.
In September of 2013, Erik began his career with the Bureau of Insurance Fraud as a Detective in the Orlando Field Office investigating PIP and Auto Fraud. In 2016, Erik transferred to the General Fraud Squad and was promoted to Lead Detective of the Orlando General Fraud Squad.