Augusta worker guilty after stealing millions in memorabilia


Richard Globensky (39), a former warehouse worker at the Augusta National golf club in Georgia in the USA, admitted on Wednesday that he stole millions of rand worth of souvenirs from the Masters golf tournament, including one of the late Arnold Palmer, world-famous golfer. green Masters jackets.

Like many of the other souvenirs, he peddled this jacket online.

According to a statement from the US attorney’s office, the theft took place between 2009 and 2022 when Globensky worked as a warehouse assistant at Augusta.

Globensky will be sentenced on October 29 and could potentially go to prison for ten years.

Among the stolen items were also the green jackets of other top golfers such as Gene Sarazen and Ben Hogan.

These jackets were awarded to them, as well as Palmer, for their respective victories in Masters tournaments.

Several valuable documents and signed letters by, among others, Bobby Jones, co-founder of the Masters tournament, were also looted.

Globensky also stole many shirts, hats, flags, watches, mugs and other merchandise from the Augusta warehouse.

Globensky sold the stolen goods and historical items to an online broker in Florida for the sum of $5.6 million (almost R100 million).