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The News-Press: Local & State - Sears guard charged with theft
Michael Enderby, 25, who also is a non-certified Collier County sheriff's community service deputy, is charged with grand theft and faces up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine if convicted.
Detectives said Enderby
was caught outside the store at Coastland Center mall Tuesday night with a large Sears shopping bag stuffed with electronic equipment.He
has been suspended without pay from the sheriff's office pending outcome of the case, authorities said.
Naples Daily News: News
Michael Enderby, 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.
News - Archived Articles
ARRESTED: Michael Enderby, w/m/25, address withheld (Sheriff's Office Civilian Member)
...Enderby, a Collier County Sheriff's Office civilian Community Service Deputy, was arrested last night by elements of the CCSO after he was observed taking merchandise from the Sears store at Coastland Center, Naples.
Approximately one week ago, we received information from Sears'
management that Enderby
was suspected of removing items without authorization or purchase from the Sears inventory.Enderby was employed by Sears part-time as a loss prevention officer.
Last night (Tuesday, September 13, 2005), with the cooperation of Sears'
Loss Prevention Manager, investigators conducted surveillance outside the store.At approximately 8:15pm, Enderby
was seen leaving the store with a large bag containing alleged Sears merchandise.The Loss Prevention Manager approached Enderby
and asked for a receipt for the items.Enderby
was unable to produce a receipt.
A review of Sears'
internal surveillance footage depicted Enderby
removing several electronic items from an inventory and placing them inside a brown cardboard box.He
is then later observed taking the box into the Sears
loss prevention office, where he
placed the items into a Sears bag.A short time later, Enderby
was observed leaving the store with the bag of items.
The items taken had a total retail value of approximately $1,850 and consisted of electronic equipment and supplies.Enderby became a member of the Sheriff's Office in August of 2004 and was assigned to the North Naples district as a civilian Community Service Deputy.Prior to his tenure with the Sheriff's Office he was employed with Naples Police and Emergency Services Department as a Community Service Aide, a similar position to the one he held with the Sheriff's Office.Enderby
is currently suspended without pay pending the outcome of the criminal and administrative investigations on this matter.
The News-Press: Local & State - Trial set for Collier sheriff''s deputy
Detectives last month said they caught Michael Enderby, 25, coming out of the store at Coastland Center mall with a large shopping bag full of electronic gear.He
was charged with grand theft and later released from jail after posting $2,500 bail.Enderby is a community service deputy for the Collier County Sheriff's Office.He
has been suspended without pay until the case is concluded.Enderby was also working as a part-time security employee for Sears at the time of his arrest.
The News-Press: Bonita Springs - Security worker charged with theft
Michael Enderby, 25, a part-time security employee for the store and a full-time Collier County sheriff's community service deputy, is charged with stealing more than $1,800 worth of electronic equipment from the store in Coastland Center mall.
Detectives said Enderby
was caught Tuesday night with a large bag full of the electronic gear he
was hired to keep people from stealing.He
initially claimed he
was conducting his
own sting operation to try and catch the real crooks who were stealing from Sears
, according to reports.Enderby
faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $5,000 fine if convicted.He
was released after posting $2,500 bail and a hearing in the case is scheduled for Oct. 10.Enderby
has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of the case and an internal investigation.
At 8:15 p.m. that day, Enderby
left the store at Coastland Center
with a large bag full of electronic equipment.
Price stopped Enderby
, who did not have a receipt for the Hitachi video recorder, the Braun electric shaver, the Kodak camera and dock station, the Sony digital video recorder and the photo copier color ink cartridge and paper that were in the bag.
On film from a store security camera, Enderby
could be seen taking the merchandise from the store's inventory room and taking the equipment to the security office and placing them in a large Sears bag.
Shortly afterward, Enderby
left the store.In his job with the sheriff's office, Enderby is a civilian employee, meaning that he is not a certified law officer.