, 25, whose Naples address was not released because he
is employed by a police agency, was charged with grand theft. Enderby, who joined the Sheriff's Office in August 2004, has been suspended without pay pending the investigation.He also had worked for Naples Police and Emergency Services in a similar job.
Community service deputies are civilian deputies and are not sworn law enforcement officers.Their duties include directing traffic or handling minor matters not needing a sheriff's deputy.Enderby
had been assigned to Immokalee. Enderby
recently had been the subject of an internal affairs investigation.A Texas man complained about Enderby
for not sending a set of dishes which Enderby
had sold on e-Bay.Deputies determined that Enderby
had been lying to them, although the man has repaid the money.He
was suspended by Sheriff Don Hunter and given a final warning, meaning he
could be fired for his
Arrest reports give this account: On Tuesday night, an internal affairs deputy and the store loss prevention manager were doing surveillance because Enderby was suspected of stealing items from the Sears at the Coastland Center mall in Naples, where Enderby was working.
Around 8:15 p.m. Enderby
was seen leaving the store carrying a large bag filled with merchandise.The loss prevention manager asked Enderby
for a receipt.At first, he
said it was in his
car and then he
was doing a "sting operation" by himself.
The manager then looked at the store surveillance video and saw Enderby removing items and placing them into a box.He
then took the box into the loss prevention office and transferred them to the large Sears bag.
Inside the bag were the following items: A digital video recorder/camera valued at $665; an electric shaver valued at $90; a color cartridge and photo paper valued at $45; a digital video recorder/camera valued at $600 and a camera and docking station valued at $450. Enderby
had been investigated for immoral, unlawful or improper conduct, centering on his
lying to deputies.
Internal affairs reports give this account:
In January, Anthony Catalano of El Paso, Texas, bid and won a 76-piece dinnerware set placed for sale by Enderby
Catalano contacted Enderby
and arranged to make the payment plus shipping for $119.43.
When the set never arrived, Enderby
said the package and been sent and returned damaged.But nothing had been damaged and he
would re-send the package.After Catalano couldn't reach Enderby
to find out where the package was, he
filed a report with Naples police
When police turned the case over to deputies, Enderby
was waiting for UPS
to settle his
insurance claim on the damaged goods, which he
was selling for a relative.In the meantime, he
sent Catalano a money order for $120 to resolve the issue.
When internal affairs took a look at the case, Enderby
had been selling the dinnerware for his
had lost Catalano's address and that was why there was a delay.In less than an hour, he
came back to the office and said that he
had mixed up this transaction with another one and his
brother was not involved.He'd bought the dinnerware from St. Vincent de Paul's thrift shop.
Deputies said they were going to go over his
story with his
brother because of some inconsistencies.
That's when Enderby
gave a third sworn statement saying that he'd been lying.He
had mailed the dinnerware and, when Catalano contacted him and said he
didn't receive it, he
thought Catalano had been trying to defraud him.He
did lose Catalano's information during his
brother was not involved. His
repeated lying to investigators amounted to improper conduct, sheriff's officials say.
The sheriff increased his
discipline from one day suspension to 21.5 hours of suspension without pay, a letter of reprimand from the sheriff, six months' probation and he
was given a final warning.