PORT ORANGE, Florida - 39-year-old Brian Nardiello, a Lieutenant in the Volusia County Sheriff's Office, has been suspended from his position as a result of his arrest this morning by the Port Orange Police Department on a grand theft charge.
The Volusia Sheriff's Office says that the criminal charge isn’t connected to Lieutenant Nardiello’s duties with the Sheriff’s Office. Nardiello has been with the Volusia Sheriff’s Office since February 2002. His current assignment prior to his suspension was in Court Services. The Sheriff’s Office is conducting an internal investigation into the allegations contained within the criminal charge.