PHILADELPHIA — A former United States Golf Affiliation worker has been charged in a scheme to embezzle funds from the unauthorized sale of U.S. Open Championship tickets, Performing United States Legal professional Jennifer Arbittier Williams introduced Tuesday.
In keeping with 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 Membership in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, by the 2019 U.S. Open held on the Pebble Seashore Golf Hyperlinks in Pebble Seashore, California, to acquire 23,000 tickets that he offered to third-party ticket brokers for almost $1 million. The face worth of the tickets is over $3 million.
“The defendant allegedly stole income from a legit enterprise that pays taxes, employs many, helps a non-profit group and brings pleasure and earnings to our district with U.S. Open occasions at programs just like the Merion Golf Membership,” Williams mentioned. “Criminals that conduct ticket schemes like this prey on the joy surrounding huge occasions; followers ought to do not forget that any merchandise with a low worth that appears ‘too good to be true’ needs to be trigger for warning and concern.”
Fryer faces a most of 300 years in jail, three years of supervised launch, a $3,750,000 fantastic and a $1,500 particular evaluation.
Protection legal professional Robert Goldman couldn’t be instantly reached to remark Tuesday.