Two Former State Police Mechanics Arrested For Stealing Auto Parts

Oneida, N.Y. - Two former State Police mechanics have been arrested

Jeffrey Rapasadi and David Relyea both from Canastota, are accused of stealing nearly $30,000 in auto parts and supplies from the state. They allegedly used a State Police paid account to purchase auto parts and tools for their personal use, then falsified invoices to conceal the thefts.

The thefts allegedly took place between April 2015 and October 2020.

Rapasadi and Relyea, were non-sworn civilian employees responsible for maintaining police vehicles for the Troop D headquarters based in Oneida.

Relyea, who owns an auto repair business on the side, allegedly used the parts he stole from the police garage to subsidize his personal business

Rapasadi is charged with 28 felony counts, Relyea faces eight felony and three misdemeanor charges.

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