200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0324
Brian McCoy is a graduate of Nova University holding a master’s degree in public administration/criminal justice, a bachelor’s degree in public administration/criminal justice from Saint Thomas University, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Ashford University.
Chief McCoy joined the Division as an investigator on November 10, 2003 and he has been investigating healthcare provider fraud. He was promoted to lieutenant in July of 2008 and then to captain in November of 2009. Prior to joining the Division he worked as the coordinator of public safety programs for the Institute of Public Safety at Broward Community College. He spent five years with Motorola as a security manager and 25 years with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department where he retired as a detective sergeant. During his time with Fort Lauderdale he was a sergeant with the Metropolitan Intelligence Unit (MIU), a multi agency task force investigating organized criminal organizations where he supervised the strategic intelligence unit and analytical function. He supervised a 30 man SWAT team, with responsibilities for budgeting, training and full SWAT operations. He also served as chairman of the Florida Intelligence Unit. He is a Florida state certified instructor and taught as an adjunct professor at Florida International University for five years. In April, 2017, McCoy was named Bureau Chief over the Workers' Compensation Fraud Bureau.
Chief McCoy can be contacted at:
Jacksonville Field Office
921 North Davis Street
Building B, Suite 149
Ruthell J. Harris holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Florida State University. In 1985, the Department of Corrections hired Lt. Harris as a correctional probation officer, and she worked supervising both felony and sexual offenders.
After 15 years with probation, Lt. Harris entered the police academy and, in 2000, received her State of Florida police certification. In that same year, she continued her law enforcement career by becoming an investigator with the Division of Insurance Fraud. In July 2008, Lt. Harris was promoted to her current position as supervisor of the Orlando Field Office workers’ compensation squad where she continues to develop her anti-fraud and management skills while supervising a squad of detectives.
Lt. Harris is a 2009 graduate of the Southern Police Institute (University of Louisville) Command Officers Development Course (SPI-Class 51).
Lt. Harris can be contacted at:
Orlando Field Office
400 West Robinson Street
Orlando, FL 32801
Lt. Rivera began her diverse career with the Florida Division of Insurance Fraud in May 2002, when she was hired as a detective assigned to the Tampa Field Office. During her first three years as a detective, Lt. Rivera worked primarily on personal injury protection (PIP) fraud cases. Lt. Rivera was one of four detectives who worked on a protracted PIP investigation that led to the arrests of 14 individuals and resulted in the first set of patient brokering convictions in Hillsborough County, in 2005. Prior to being promoted in 2008, Lt. Rivera worked a variety of general fraud cases, and she specialized in the investigation of licensee fraud. In June 2008, Lt. Rivera won a Davis Productivity Award for her work on a case that she worked jointly with the Division of Agent and Agency Services and the Statewide Prosecutor’s Office. The investigation resulted in the arrest and conviction of an insurance agent who misappropriated homeowner’s insurance premiums from over 40 victims, in multiple counties, during an active hurricane season. Lt. Rivera currently serves as a lieutenant for the Bureau of Worker’s Compensation Fraud, Tampa Field Office, where she oversees a squad of five detectives who work closely with the Division of Worker’s Compensation Compliance and members of the insurance industry to combat worker’s compensation insurance fraud.
Lt. Rivera has an associate’s degree from Nassau Community College in New York, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of South Florida, Tampa. In December 2010, Lt. Rivera obtained a Ph.D. from the University of South Florida in adult education and research and measurement.
Lt. Rivera can be contacted at:
Tampa Field Office
8600 Hidden River Parkway
Tampa, FL 33637
Lt. Spirn began her career in law enforcement in 1990 after receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Pepperdine University and Florida Atlantic University (FAU). She was then hired by the Jupiter Police Department and was immediately enrolled in the police academy. Lt. Spirn worked as a Road Patrol Officer for the Jupiter Police Department for several years when she was recruited by the Lake Clarke Shores Police Department. While working for Lake Clarke Shores PD, Lt. Spirn received her certification as a Crime Prevention Practitioner and was eventually promoted to the position of Investigator, Office of the Chief. As Head of Investigations, Lt. Spirn was responsible for all criminal and internal investigations and participated in county taskforces. In 2004 Lt. Spirn was hired as a detective by the Department of Financial Services (DFS) and was assigned to a General Fraud Squad in Plantation. Since then she has also been assigned to PIP Fraud, Mortgage Fraud and Workers' Compensation Fraud Squads. She has received the Davis Productivity Award and two Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer (OLEO) Awards from the IRS and DEA. Lt. Spirn was selected to participate on a DEA Taskforce after attending their training academy in 2008. In September 2012, Stacey was promoted to Lieutenant in the Broward Field Office for the Regular Fraud Squad. In August, 2015, Lt. Spirn transferred to the West Palm Beach Office to lead the Workers' Compensation Fraud Squad.West Palm Beach Field Office.
Lt. Spirn can be contacted at:
400 North Congress Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Lieutenant Gina Narcisse has over 10 years of law enforcement experience. Prior to joining DIF, Narcisse served four years as a state trooper with the Florida Highway Patrol where she worked in the patrol and criminal investigation sections. Narcisse joined the Division in 2008, as a detective at the Miami Field Office. Since then, she has actively assisted Miami DIF team members with investigations, utilizing surveillance and covert electronic video and audio recording devices leading to the take down of several significant cases resulting in numerous arrests. Narcisse has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Johnson & Wales University.
Lt. Narcisse can be contacted at:
Miami Field Office
401 North West 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33128