Daniel Anderson was named as Florida’s lead insurance fraud investigator earlier this month by Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, according to Claims Journal.
Anderson will take over as the director of the state’s Division of Insurance Fraud, where he will oversee 155 sworn law enforcement officers, managers and administrators. He will also supervise 48 non-sworn civilian support staff. The division made over 1,000 fraud-related arrests in the last year.
Anderson comes to the division after a 25-year career with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration where he most recently served as an associated special agent in charge of the DEA’s New York Field Division overseeing more than 800 employees.
He also served as an instructor at the DEA Academy, group supervisor at the DEA’s Norfolk, Virginia office, and unit chief of operations management at the DEA headquarters.