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Flagler County deputy's wife accused of stealing power meters

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Updated: 1/14 11:34 pm
PALM COAST, Fla. -- A Flagler County deputy's wife has been charged with stealing power meters from nearby homes to restore the power to her own Palm Coast home.

Police began investigating Heather Nunziato in mid-2013, after Florida Power and Light filed complaints against her property for utilizing power meters not installed by FPL.

Nunziato is married to deputy William Greg Nunziato, who has served the county's narcotics and patrol units.

According to her arrest report Heather Nunziato, 39, stole multiple power meters from nearby homes after the power to her home was disconnected in May 2013 following an overdue bill.

Over the next several months, FP&L inspectors recorded the power as being connected despite the outstanding bill. The company repeatedly disconnected the power only to find it reconnected at a later date. Their investigation traced various meters found at the Nunziato home to meters that had been reported stolen in their neighborhood.

Her arrest report indicates that when her husband was interviewed by investigators he claimed he had no knowledge of her actions. He also indicated that she was responsible and would confess to police.

The details of her interview with police were redacted from the police report.

This week, Heather Nunziato was also charged with stealing and pawning $850 worth of jewelry from an acquaintance. The report indicates she confessed to the woman weeks ago and claimed she would return the items. When she didn't, the woman filed the complaint. For that charge, Heather Nunziato surrendered Monday and has been released on $4,000 bond.

Deputy Nunziato is now the focus of a Flagler County Sheriff's Office investigation. He has been assigned to a desk position while the investigation continues.
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