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AWARDS

Congratulations 2021 FIFEC Awards Recipients

During these unprecedented times, flexibility and thinking outside the box are essential to achieve exceptional results irrespective of the challenges. The 2021 FIFEC Award Recipients have illustrated how their innovative skills have resulted in successful outcomes in their fight against insurance fraud.

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The jerry zappolo distinguished service award

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ERNIE KING, CIFI, FCLS, (RETIRED)

Multiple industry SIU roles, exceptional contributor to IASIU, FACAP, FIFEC, IAAI and the Florida Property and Casualty Fraud Task Force.

 

This award honors his immeasurable contributions, commitment to educational excellence, and dedicated service in fighting insurance fraud, while fostering the crucial relationships between the insurance industry, law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve to identify and combat insurance fraud.

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Law enforcement insurance fraud fighter of the year

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ROBERT MAZZEI

Detective, Division of Investigative and Forensic Services, Office of Fiscal Integrity
Prescription Insurance Fraud - Kickbacks on prescription sales

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insurance industry fraud fighter of the year

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RICK SMITH
SIU Investigator, Allstate Insurance Company
Automobile Insurance Fraud - ID theft and staged accidents

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The Guy E. “Sandy” Burnette Insurance Fraud Fighter Team Award

LIFE INSURANCE FRAUD CASE - ID THEFT TO OBTAIN LIFE INSURANCE BENEFITS

These individuals cooperated across agencies to investigate this case involving life insurance fraud.

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CHELSEA ROYS

Detective

Division of Investigative & Forensic Services

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R. SCOTT UTECHT

Detective

Division of Investigative & Forensic Services

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KEVIN LASHELLS

Lieutenant

Division of Investigative & Forensic Services

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BETH BLECHMAN

Legal Advisor, Department of Financial Services, Office of General Counsel

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GLENN HUGHES

Special Agent, National Insurance Crime Bureau

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CYNTHIA IRVIN

Assistant Statewide Prosecutor, Florida Office of the Attorney General

FIFEC CONGRATULATES THE 2021 AWARD RECIPIENTS AND THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THEIR NOMINATION. 


STAY TUNED FOR THE OPENING OF AWARD NOMINATIONS IN 2022.

​Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the 2020 FIFEC Awards Recipients were honored virtually.  This section recognizes the accomplishments of the 2020 honorees.  Please take a moment to click on the above title “The 2020 FIFEC Award Recipients” button to view the recipients and the details of their exceptional services.  The 2020 FIFEC Awards Recipients will also be honored during the Opening Ceremony of the 2021 FIFEC Conference.

CHAIR

Janice Young
Retired - SIU
904-343-3959
fifec.secretary@gmail.com

VICE-CHAIR

Lt. Colonel Evangelina Brooks

Division of Investigative and Forensic Services

850-413-4020 Office

Evangelina.Brooks@

myfloridacfo.com

Anthony Parker

National General,

an Allstate Company

904-536-5389 Office

anthony.parker@NGIC.com

Angie Potts
IHC Academy

770-926-0062 Office
apotts@ihcacademy.com

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