PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former United States Golf Association worker has been charged in a scheme to embezzle funds from the unauthorized sale of U.S. Open Championship tickets, Acting United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams introduced Tuesday.
According to an announcement launched by Williams, Robert Fryer, 39, of Perkasie, Pennsylvania, faces conspiracy, wire fraud, and mail fraud expenses.
Fryer allegedly used his place forward of the 2013 U.S. Open held on the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, via the 2019 U.S. Open held on the Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California, to acquire 23,000 tickets that he bought to third-party ticket brokers for almost $1 million. The face worth of the tickets is over $3 million.
“The defendant allegedly stole revenue from a legitimate business that pays taxes, employs many, supports a non-profit organization, and brings excitement and income to our district with U.S. Open events at courses like the Merion Golf Club,” Williams mentioned. “Criminals that conduct ticket schemes like this prey on the excitement surrounding big events; fans should remember that any item with a low price that seems ‘too good to be true’ should be cause for caution and concern.”
Fryer faces a most of 300 years in jail, three years of supervised launch, a $3,750,000 superb, and a $1,500 particular evaluation.
Defense lawyer Bob Goldman mentioned Wednesday that his shopper is aiding the United States Golf Association and the lawyer’s workplace in unraveling what occurred to forestall future incidents corresponding to this.
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