LOCKPORT – Michael J. Argentieri, no stranger to state prison, is headed back behind bars for robbing two businesses in Sanborn last year.
Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon on Thursday gave Argentieri, 39, of Payne Avenue, North Tonawanda, two to four years in prison for two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny. He stole $200 from a Subway restaurant on Oct. 21, 2014, and two days later robbed $9,520 from the Niagara-Wheatfield Federal Credit Union. Holdup notes were used in both cases, and no weapon was displayed.
Assistant District Attorney Joel M. Grundy said $1,200 in cash was seized from Argentieri when he was arrested. That money was used to pay full restitution to Subway and begin paying back the credit union’s insurance company. A judgment for the remainder of the restitution will be hanging over Argentieri when he is released from prison.
He also owes time for violating parole after serving 4½ years on a 2008 Erie County robbery conviction, and served 18 months for a 2002 forged instrument conviction in Genesee County.