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PA man arrested in Seneca Co. after selling veteran’s cemetery grave markers

Ronald G. Cichinelli, 29, of Johnstown, PA. (Photo NYS Police).

A Pennsylvania man is facing charges after being accused of selling numerous brass veteran’s cemetery grave markers at Empire Seneca Scrapyard in Waterloo, according to New York State Police.

Troopers say Ronald G. Cichinelli, 29, of Johnstown, PA, is charged with Criminal Possession Of Stolen Property, a felony.

Troopers contacted the Pennsylvania State Police, as well as the Cambria County Pennsylvania Veteran’s Affairs Office and learned that the markers were stolen from a cemetery in the State of Pennsylvania.

He was arraigned at Seneca County Central Arraignment, and was sent to the Seneca County Jail on $20,000 cash bail or $40,000 bond.

The grave markers were recovered and are being held as evidence, troopers say.

The investigation remains ongoing, and it is likely Cichinelli will face additional charges in the State of Pennsylvania.

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