Former mechanic who worked on State Police cars accused of stealing $24K in equipment
ONEIDA, N.Y. (WHEC) — A former mechanic trusted to work on State Police cars has admitted to stealing more than $24,000 in equipment from the state.
The New York State Comptroller says 64-year-old David Relyea of Canastota took parts and supplies between 2015 and 2020.
He was responsible for maintaining police vehicles for the Troop D headquarters based in Oneida.
Relyea also owns an auto repair business, which the comptroller’s office said he used the parts he stole to subsidize.