Rome man accused of stealing $17.5K from eBay buyer

25-year-old Cody Madonia of Rome (Photo courtesy of New York State Police Troop D)

A Rome man is facing a felony charge after he allegedly took $17,500 for a skid-steer sale and never gave the buyer the equipment.

Posted: Jan 16, 2018 11:18 AM
Updated: Jan 16, 2018 11:20 AM

A Rome man is facing a felony charge after he allegedly took $17,500 for a skid-steer sale and never gave the buyer the equipment, according to New York State Police.

Cody Madonia, 25, was arrested Monday, Jan 15. and charged with felony third-degree grand larceny.

Police say the arrest followed an investigation into the eBay sale of a Bobcat skid-steer from Madonia’s business, Proforce Excavation and Equipment, located at 8490 Turin Rd., Rome. Police say Madonia allegedly failed to give the equipment to the buyer after they paid the $17,500.

Madonia was being held at the Oneida County Jail for arraignment, but he has since been released.

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