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Florida sergeant suspended for selling police gear on eBay

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Posted at 8:44 AM, Apr 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-22 08:44:57-04

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A sheriff's sergeant in Florida has been suspended for 45 days after authorities say he sold police-issued gear on eBay.

The Florida Times-Union cites an internal affairs report in reporting that Jacksonville Sheriff's Sgt. Richard E. Vercruysse made $60.50 in the sale of a gun belt, a double magazine holder and a badge wallet. The report says the items were given to the sergeant for use on the job and were expected to be returned if he retired or resigned.

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The probe began in August and wrapped up in February and the newspaper received the report last week.

The report says Vercruysse admitted to investigators that selling the items was a dumb move.

Investigators say the items were sold by an eBay user known as milkman25.