Man arrested over Allenby theft

The 43-year-old contacted police on January 17 following an incident in which he claimed he was kidnapped, robbed and beaten after leaving a wine bar near Waikiki with his caddie and a friend following his missed cut at the Sony Open a day earlier.

Allenby claimed that he was then thrown from a car six miles away missing his wallet, mobile phone, cash and credit cards, although he admitted he did not remember the incident and was told about it by a homeless woman.

The Honolulu Police department has now confirmed it has arrested a man on three counts of second-degree identity theft, three counts of second-degree attempted theft, and one count of unauthorized possession of confidential personal information.

The police did not launch investigations into the alleged kidnapping.

“The suspect was arrested at the Oahu Community Correctional Center where he was being held on a contempt warrant for an unrelated incident,” read a police statement.

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

“Investigators identified numerous unauthorized charges made on Mr. Allenby’s credit cards. The charges were made at various retail and convenience stores on Oahu.

“No additional suspects are being sought, and this case has been turned over to the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney.”

In the weeks since the incident, reports have surfaced in the United States refuting Allenby’s account of what happened that night but, before his return to action at the Phoenix Waste Management Open, the Australian insisted he had been as honest as he could.

“From about 11.06 to about 1.27am, I have no memory in my brain. I have nothing,” he said.

“I have been trying and overlooking and going backwards and forwards, and there is just nothing. I can’t tell you how frustrating that is because we all want to know the truth. We all want to get to the bottom of it.”

He added: “There has definitely been a lot of confusion but I think the number one thing that you should all remember is that my story stays exactly the same as the way I told it.

“I never lied to anyone. I only told you what I knew and what someone had told me. That is the bottom line.”

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