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North Tonawanda man headed back to prison after two Sanborn robberies

LOCKPORT – A North Tonawanda man will be making his third trip to state prison after pleading guilty in Niagara County Court Friday to a pair of October robberies in the Sanborn area.

Michael J. Argentieri, 38, of Payne Avenue, admitted to two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny and could receive up to eight years in prison from County Judge Sara Sheldon when he is sentenced Oct. 9.

He robbed the Subway store on Saunders Settlement Road of $200 Oct. 21, and two days later stole $9,520 from the Niagara-Wheatfield Federal Credit Union. A promise of full restitution was part of the plea. Argentieri used holdup notes in both cases and did not display a weapon, Assistant District Attorney Kevin D. Canali said.

Argentieri served 18 months in prison after a 2002 Genesee County conviction for possession of a forged instrument, and he served 4½ years on robbery and forged instrument convictions in 2008 in Erie County.