We were able to track down some user feedback information on former Santa Fe County Sheriff Greg Solano’s eBay account.
Here is a link to a fairly long, detailed article published in Wednesday’s Santa Fe New Mexican: Records show ex-sheriff Solano is a Web-sales whiz
Solano has not yet been charged in the case.
The account’s username “sfbnews” was deactivated on Nov. 23, the day before he announced his resignation in a seemingly detailed letter. I found out eBay records show the account’s username was changed to “turqad2010” before being shutdown.
The account was opened in April 1999, so obviously this was used long before Solano was even in the sheriff’s department (he took office in 2002). The sales, according to records, picked up a lot in the last three to four years.
I downloaded 55 pages (roughly 1,300 comments) of user feedback notations. This is not, by any means, a full listing of items sold by Solano’s account, but just the user feedback notations that were made by users willing to leave feedback on the auction site.
Even though the account has been deactivated, I was able to still track down this part of the account.
Some of the notations (I posted an image of five screen grabs from different dates) mention the item sold and price sold for.
- Bullet proof vests
- Blank DVD/DVR discs
- Ink jet cartridges
- Gun holsters
- Collectible pins (political and sports related)
- Cellular telephones
- Bluetooth devices
- A law enforcement management/supervision text book
- Glock keychains
- Etc., etc., etc.
Other developments included in Wednesday’s article… Clovis-based DA Matt Chandler plans to lift the seal on all the search warrants filed in the Solano case as early as next week… State police became alerted to Solano’s sales when a buyer grew suspicious of a bulletproof vest he purchased… As far back as August 2007, pairs of handcuffs labeled “new” were being sold.
Here are past links of interest:
- First day story: Sheriff resigns, confessing online sales to help stave off foreclosure
- Sidebar to first day story: Solano had financial difficulties
- Follow up story: Police: Solano hawked new goods
- Solano’s resignation letter