Solar World NC aka Advanced Solar NC Scam Blog - Consumer Alert - N.C.

Stacy Bland mugshotstacy_bland_pitt1sb_pitt_2
(Stacy Bland mugshots courtesy Jones & Pitt  Co NC Sheriff)
April 20, 2012: We sign contract with Solar World NC. Contract later determined to misrepresent state rebate by $7000 and Progress Energy rebate by over $1000.
Mr Bland receives $25000 in checks as downpayment for a solar PV install. He requests $10,000 in local checks for immediate order of equipment.
-- Stacy Ellis Bland listed as 'President' of 'SolarWorldNC' on Secretary of State corporate charter . DOB = 09/19/1970
May 2, 2012 SolarWorldNC phone disconnected. We visit Pitt and Beaufort County law enforcement and discover a lengthy rap-sheet on Stacy Ellis Bland going all the way back to 1986. We also learn he has been driving with a revoked drivers license .
Law enforcement finds he has three court dates in three counties same day (05/02).
Eight days after scamming us, Mr Bland is arrested for Heroin possession, described by law enforcement as "multiple bundles of heroin' (see mugshot above). Also discover he was arrested in Pitt County on Mar 6, 2012 for FAILURE TO WORK AFTER PAID.
(Among his seven future criminal court dates, Mr Bland will face felony charges in Jones County on September 28th, 2012. Case # 2012CR050353).


May 4, 2012. Stacy Bland calls to say his father has died (actually died six years earlier viz public records), that the job will go ahead on 5/14, and equipment has been ordered.
May 16, 2012 Write SolarWorldNC to complain about no equipment being ordered contrary to what we had earlier been told.

May 24, 2012 Stacy Ellis Bland states he will get a loan and start as soon as Jacksonville job is complete. Ignores our request for a refund.
May 31, 2012 "...We are getting final inspection today in jacksonville. I haveworked out a deal with my property and pay off monday for the j-ville job.so
                          thanks for dealing with me but this will happen with in the next 4 days..."


June 5, 2012 Calls to say he can order materials June 8.
June 13, 2012 Will order materials after a Wilson job.
July 18, 2012 SolarWorldNC updates BBB case to say "we are behind" https://easternnc.app.bbb.org/complaint/view/11075520/c/y9un46
Entire text of Better Business Bureau complaint against SolarWorld NC, SolarWorldNC, Stacy Ellis Bland herel
July 21, 2012 Partial list of Stacy Ellis Bland criminal activity in N.C. added (below) Mr Bland currently has seven criminal court appearances due in Orange, Beaufort, and Jones county. Among pending civil judgements is one from TV station WITN in Washington N.C. This is being pursued by their parent company (Gray) Television in Wake County.
July 23, 2012 BBB Closes case as 'unresolved'. Caveat emptor.
July 29, 2012 Call from Stacy Ellis Bland. "Has enough money from Kinston job to proceed". We leave return message that we want our full deposit returned.
August 17, 2012 Additional info, Stacy Ellis Bland to be tried in Buncombe County on Oct 1, 2012 in courtroom 3 for Offense 26226:  Failure to work after paid. Sound familiar ?       ---Note Pitt Co booking for same offense on Mar 6, 2012 below   
      September 10, 2012 New charges (Beaufort County). Driving without license and drugs.
      November 21, 2012 Update:
   
RUN DATE: 11/21/12                                                        PAGE   1
                             IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE
  LOCATION: WASHINGTON, NC       DISTRICT COURT DIVISION       COUNTY OF BEAUFORT
 
          COURT DATE: 11/26/12        TIME: 09:30 AM        COURTROOM NUMBER: 0211
 
                  TRIAL CALENDAR
 
                     JUDGE PRESIDING : HONORABLE MICHAEL A PAUL
                     COURTROOM CLERK : CHRISTINA B LILLEY
                     PROSECUTOR      : MIKE A HOLLOMAN   

   12CR 001148 BLAND,STACY,ELLIS     RAY,A          SFF ATTY:FOX,KEITH
        (M)POSSESS DRUG PARAPHERNALIA       PLEA:                VER:       C1423423
        CLS:1  P:   L:                  JUDGMENT:
 
 
 
    27  12CR 001149 BLAND,STACY,ELLIS     RAY,A          SFF ATTY:FOX,KEITH
        (T)DWLR                             PLEA:                VER:       C1423422
        CLS:1  P:   L:                  JUDGMENT:
1                             DISTRICT COURT CALENDAR                    PAGE:   10
 
          COURT DATE: 11/26/12        TIME: 09:30 AM        COURTROOM NUMBER: 0211
 
  NO.  FILE NUMBER DEFENDANT NAME        COMPLAINANT       ATTORNEY               CONT
 

          Mar 4, 2013 Update - Scam operations moved. Now operating under Advanced Solar NC
          website is http://advancedsolarnc.com

        

        

     April 4, 2013 Update: http://www.reviewstalk.com/complaints-reviews/advancedsolarnc-l36717.html


     April 5, 2013 Update. SolarWorldNC dissolved by Secretary Of State of NC.

      This will not shut down the scam site, but removes any remaining legitimacy. Note: AdvancedSolarNC did not bother to file with the State of NC
 

     April 8, 2013 Update. http://www.ripoffreport.com/advancedsolarnc-stac/electrical-services/greenville-north-carolina-80a51.htm

        
Court County Defendant Date of
Birth
Court
Date
Court
Room
Session Case 
Number
Citation
Number
 District  BEAUFORT  BLAND,STACY,ELLIS  09/19/1970  04/15/2013  0211  AM  2012CR001148  C1423423
 District  BEAUFORT  BLAND,STACY,ELLIS  09/19/1970  04/15/2013  0211  AM  2012CR001149  C1423422
 District  PENDER  BLAND,STACY,ELLIS  09/19/1970  04/16/2013  0002  AM  2013CR000140  C2268541

       April 15,2013 Update:    District and Superior Courts of ALL Counties (you may need to refresh browser on these hyperlinks)
RUN DATE: 04/12/13 PAGE 1
 IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE
 LOCATION: WASHINGTON, NC DISTRICT COURT DIVISION COUNTY OF BEAUFORT
 COURT DATE: 04/15/13 TIME: 09:30 AM COURTROOM NUMBER: 0211
 TRIAL CALENDAR
 JUDGE PRESIDING : HONORABLE MICHAEL A PAUL
 COURTROOM CLERK : CHRISTINA B LILLEY
 PROSECUTOR : JONATHAN E JONES
 : :
 :
 NO. FILE NUMBER DEFENDANT NAME COMPLAINANT ATTORNEY CONT
 ******************************************************************************


DISTRICT COURT CALENDAR PAGE: 4
 COURT DATE: 04/15/13 TIME: 09:30 AM COURTROOM NUMBER: 0211
 NO. FILE NUMBER DEFENDANT NAME COMPLAINANT ATTORNEY CONT
 *************************************************************************************
 
    12 12CR 001148 BLAND,STACY,ELLIS RAY,A SFF ATTY:FOX,KEITH 2
      (M)POSSESS DRUG PARAPHERNALIA PLEA: VER: C1423423
      CLS:1 P: L: JUDGMENT: ADA: MKR
    13 12CR 001149 BLAND,STACY,ELLIS RAY,A SFF ATTY:FOX,KEITH 2
      (T)DWLR PLEA: VER: C1423422
      CLS:1 P: L: JUDGMENT: ADA: MK

           August 5, 2013 Update:
      Three bad check charges, Carteret Co have gone to trial.


         
Dated Confined:
       7/8/2013 9:07:11PM       
DOB:
    09/19/1970                                                                
       BLAND, STACY ELLIS Status:
      6063 6TH STREET , SURF CITY, NC     28445
      Offense: Child Support
Pender Arrest

 

 

Website validation:

1) Is the owner's name and staff clearly listed ?
2) Are the site pictures generic ?

3) What reputation does the company have ? (BBB, Scamreport.com, Angies List, etc)
4) Run a WHOIS on the website for contact names- are they hidden ? Is the adr local ?
5) References ? Do the testimonials look legit ?
6) Do a thorough websearch on the company and owners name
7) Are they registered with the Secretary of State ? What is their status ?
8) Do they want money 'up-front' ?

9) Do they list (or even have) a valid contractors license ?


 
 

Scammed by Stacy Bland ? Send an email to stacy.ellis.bland.scam[at]blountscreek.org


      

(More below)


solarworldnc (Courtesy Jones County Sheriff's Department)

Name: Bland, Stacy Ellis

Charged by: Jones County Sheriff's Office

Date charged: Apr 28, 2012

Bond: $25000

Charges: Possession of Schedule I Controlled Substance/Heroin (F), Possession of Marijuana (M) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (M).

First Court date: September, 29th 2012 - Jones County Courtroom #1 A.M. trial. Jones County (Trenton NC)
Offense code 3522 Felony Possession SCH 1 CS. NC Statute 90-95(A)(3) Case numbers: 2012CR050352 and 2012CR050353


Book date: March 6, 2012. President SolarWorldNC booked for OUT OF COUNTY PROBATION VIOLATION and FAILURE TO WORK AFTER PAID.

Mugshot courtesy Pitt Co Sheriff.. Bond was set at $2000.

solarworldncPitt-DWI


solarworldnc  President SolarWorldNC booked in Washington NC for worthless check. Jan 13, 2011.   Courtesy of bustedmugshots.com


Pitt DWI 1 
Courtesy Pitt County Sherrif's Office 2011-09-04 

pitt dwi 2

        Courtesy Pitt Co Sheriff's office 2011-09-04

Green County N.C.

(Courtesy Kinston.Com Aug 20, 2007)

"Stacy Ellis Bland, 36, 5089 Rountree Road, Ayden, Thursday, felony obtaining property by means of false pretense, misdemeanor unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, misdemeanor injury to personal property. Bond: $5,500. Arresting officer: B. Hatch. "


Arraigned Offenses for Case Number:    2007059307 CR
Arraigned Defendant Name:    BLAND, STACY ELLIS
County:    BUNCOMBE
Court Date:    10/01/2012
Session:    AM
Court Room:    0003
 
Offense Code Description Statute
 2626  Misdemeanor FAIL TO WORK AFTER PAID  14-104
 
<Update Jan 15, 2014 Courtesy WITN news>

A man deputies say scammed someone out of $10,000 in one county, and who wanted in another county, was found in a third county today.

Stacy Bland was wanted by the Carteret County Sheriff's Office for obtaining money by false pretenses.

Pamlico County Sheriff Billy Sawyer says Bland turned himself in and is now in his jail.

Bland, who deputies say has a history of being a scammer, also had outstanding warrants in Beaufort County.

Carteret County deputies say they are en route to Pamlico County to bring Bland back where he will face a judge Wednesday morning. 

Published: Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 17:17 PM.

Thursday, Carteret County Deputies served an additional fraud warrant on Stacy Ellis Bland, 43, who turned himself in at Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday after reportedly being told about a wanted poster that was issued to news media earlier that day.

Bland, who was wanted in Carteret and Beaufort counties on fraud-related charges, was transported back to Carteret County jail where he had his first court appearance Wednesday.

Thursday, Bland was served another felony count of obtaining property by false pretenses. In both Carteret County cases, Bland is accused of collecting money from victims under the false pretense that he will purchase and install “solar panels” in their respective residences.

Bland is accused of taking the money and failing to perform the jobs. Bland’s new charge today is a result of scamming a Beaufort resident out of $12,000 that he collected over a year ago without preforming any of the work. His previous victim in Morehead City gave Bland $10,000.00 in

October of 2013, again, nothing was done.

Bland also faces the same charges in Beaufort County for obtaining money by false pretenses after collecting money for solar panel work that never was completed.


 

March 2014 District and Superior Courts of ALL Counties 
 
Court County Defendant Date of
Birth
Court
Date
Court
Room
Session Case 
Number
Citation
Number
 District  BEAUFORT  BLAND,STACY,ELLIS  09/19/1970  03/13/2014  0211  AM  C1423423
 District  BEAUFORT  BLAND,STACY,ELLIS  09/19/1970  03/13/2014  0211  AM  C1423422
 Superior  BEAUFORT  BLAND,STACY,ELLIS  09/19/1970  03/18/2014  0218  AM
 District  CARTERET  BLAND,STACY,ELLIS  09/19/1970  03/21/2014  0001  AM
 District  CARTERET  BLAND,STACY,ELLIS  09/19/1970  03/21/2014  0001  AM
 District  PITT  BLAND,STACY,ELLIS  09/19/1970  04/21/2014  DC04  AM  05F7896



 

Update Aug 2014

Bland pleaded guilty to felonies in Beafort County and ordered to pay restitution. He still faces two felony charges in Carteret County


Pending criminal court appearances may be found here

(courtesy NC Court System-- aoc.state.nc.us)

 

Partial Previous Offense Record

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