Golden Gate plumber facing grand theft charges

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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anthony cianfiero Credit: Collier County Sheriff’s Office

The Collier County Sheriff’s office has arrested a plumber for stealing from a couple he worked for.

Collier’s arrest reports show that the couple from Michigan hired a plumber for repairs on their winter home in East Naples.

Anthony J. Cianfiero had done work on the couple’s home a few times between December 2020 and last month. During those two months, authorities say the plumber helped himself to $8,000 he found in envelopes inside the home.

The couple said initially there was a total of $9,600 in the envelopes and they’d noticed the envelopes becoming significantly thinner. After narrowing down the timeframe, they gave the deputies Cianfiero’s name.

Cianfiero, 55, later confessed during an interview at the sheriff’s office. He was arrested and booked into the Collier County jail and is facing charges of grand theft between $5,000 and $10,000.

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