Former US Golf Association Employee Charged With Embezzling $3 Million in US Open Tickets

A Perkasie, Pennsylvania man is accused of embezzling over $3 million in U.S. Open tickets over seven years, selling them to ticket brokers and pocketing over $1 million. Robert Fryer, 39, was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, four counts of mail fraud, and 10 counts of wire fraud related to a scheme to embezzle and pocket fraudulent proceeds from the unauthorized sale U.S. Open tickets, acting United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams said in a statement. The filed information alleges that the Fryer was employed in the admissions office of the United States Golf Association. Starting in advance of the 2013 U.S. Open held at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, and continuing through the 2019 U.S. Open held at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California, Fryer abused his position in the USGA admissions office in order to steal …

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