Sgt. Jeff Kraft
Sgt. Jeff Kraft has been employed at the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office since
January 1991. Prior to that he worked for the NJ Dept of Corrections for 3 years.
In 1992 he was transferred to Vice/Narcotics as an undercover Detective for 2 years.
He then transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) in 1994 specializing
in fraud/economic crimes. In 1999 he transferred back to the Patrol Division and
served in Community Policing. In 2004 he transferred back to CID which had been
renamed the Major Crimes Section (MCS) specializing in fraud/economic crimes. In
July 2009 he was promoted to Sgt. and transferred to District 1 Patrol. In January
2010 he was transferred to Administrative Sgt for District 1 supervising: detectives,
community policing and school resource officers. In April 2010 he was transferred
to his current position Det/Sgt supervising fraud/economic crimes. Sgt. Kraft has
had extensive training relating to economic crimes to include financial crimes investigations
at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Sgt. Kraft has received many commendations
and awards to include Deputy of the Quarter, Deputy of the Year and ribbon of commendation.
Detective Dustin Mormando
Detective Dustin Mormando began working with the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office
in 2004. In 2009, he was promoted to Detective with the Criminal Investigations
Division, where he specialized in pawn shop and auto theft investigations. He was
transferred to the Economic Crimes Unit in July 2011. In his time with the Sheriff’s
Office, Detective Mormando has received specialized training in several areas to
include: Practical Techniques for Interviewing, Advanced Interviewing Skills, Interviews
and Interrogations, Kinesic Interviewing, Truth Verification Testing and Examination
Techniques, Internet Investigations, Fraud Investigations, etc… He has also received
several awards to include: Character First, Deputy of the Quarter twice, Certificate of
Commendation, Ribbon of Commendation, etc…
Detective Ed Ciccone
Detective Ed Ciccone has an Associate’s Degree from Pasco-Hernando Community College
and a Bachelor’s Degree from Hodges University. He started his career with the Hernando
County Sheriff’s Office in 1998 in the Patrol Division. In May 1999, he was made
a detective in the Vice & Narcotics Section, serving approximately 4 years in
that position in an undercover capacity. In April 2004, he became a detective in
the burglary section of District One. During that time he served on the Board of
Directors for the Florida Law Enforcement Property Recovery Unit through 2008. In
February 2008, Detective Ciccone was moved into the Major Case Unit as an Economic
Crimes Detective. Since 2008, Detective Ciccone has attended multiple training classes
relating to fraud and identity theft.
Detective Irene Gray
Detective Irene Gray, graduated from the Florida Criminal Justice Standards for
Law Enforcement at Pasco Hernando Community College, Gower’s Corner, FL in May 1999,
and hired as a Patrol Deputy with Hernando County Sheriff’s Office in July 1999.
She has been involved in several areas of Law Enforcement, to include Patrol, Field
Training Officer, Crisis Response Team and Investigations. She has received specialized
training in Homicide and Death Investigations, Hostage Negotiation, Crimes against
the Elderly, Identity Thefts, and Financial Investigations. She joined the Major
Case Section as an Economics Crimes Detective in 2005 where she specializes in counterfeit
currency, ID thefts and Exploitation of the Elderly and gives classes to the public
in these areas.
All Economic Detectives are part of Secret Services special task force, allowing
the agencies to work together on cases involving multi-jurisdictions.
Detective Horvath has been with the Sheriff’s Office since 1994. His prior responsibilities
include Communications, Public Service Aide, Patrol Deputy, and School Resource
Officer. Detective Horvath is a member of the Unites States Secret Service Economic
Crimes Task Force and works on a regular basis with the agency. Detective Horvath
has received training in many areas of expertise as related to the responsibilities
of his position. As a member of the Major Case Division’s Economic Crimes Unit,
Detective Horvath has received training pertaining to current trends in fraud related
crimes such as identity theft, social networking, organized fraud, exploitation
and cyber crimes. Dep. Horvath has received several awards and commendations to
include Deputy of the Quarter.