I should have searched here first, but...
Anyhow, I bought and paid for Ed Ruiz's spare computer.
Now I need to get my property.
I have his address off his driver's license, mobile phone number and the address I sent the check to (Presbyterian Church no less). I spoke to them and of course they know him.
If somebody in Laguna Beach, CA would like to earn a recovery fee please let me know and I will provide all the above.
I still plan on filing a police report locally that will be transmitted out the Laguna Beach PD.
Not a lot of money but it is the principle. :-) And i have a bunch of free time.