Man charged over Allenby credit card theft

Honolulu police have made an arrest in the case involving Australian golfer Robert Allenby.

A 32-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday and charged with three counts of second-degree identity theft, three counts of second-degree attempted theft, and one count of unauthorised possession of confidential personal information, police in Hawaii said.

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The suspect was arrested at the Oahu Community Correctional Center where he was being held on a contempt warrant for an unrelated incident.

The man has five previous convictions, including one felony drug conviction.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser named him as Owen P. Harbison.

Allenby said he was at a wine bar in Honolulu on January 16 when he lost consciousness.

He initially said he was kidnapped and dumped in a park 10 kilometres away, but a homeless woman told reporters she found him near the wine bar.

“There has definitely been a lot of confusion but the number one thing you should all remember is my story stays exactly the same as the way I told it,” Allenby said late last month.

“I never lied to anyone. I told you what I knew and I told you what someone told me. And that’s the bottom line.”

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