WOWT6 Fact Finders has learned of an arrest in a major embezzlement from an area golf course. A former pro faces several theft by deception charges. Mike McKnight talked to the course owner in this investigation only on Six.
A red flag marked a hole in Tiburon’s balance sheets when golf course owner Bob Hill Jr. changed accounting software a couple of years ago. Bob Hill Sr. says, " just make sure everybody is aware that no golfer, no league and no outing was affected. It was taken from us."
Former course pro Chad McMahon has been arrested and accused of conducting four different schemes to steal at least forty thousand dollars from Tiburon over two years, from 2010-2012. He hasn't worked for the course since then. The investigation has been on going for about 18 months. The schemes are complicated but described in affidavits obtained by Fact Finders. Players got their tee times but none knew that McMahon allegedly used league checks to buy gift cards he redeemed for money from Tiburon.
According to Hill, McMahon started there at the age of 14 as a cart boy. Hill tells Fact Finders he even sent McMahon to school so he could work his way to be course pro.
Tiburon owner Bob hill says, "Oh I’m very disappointed. He was a friend and longtime employee so it’s very disheartening."
Despite an embezzlement of forty thousand dollars or more hills says Tiburon the course.Bob says, "We still have a great business and it will not affect us at all."
In warrant affidavits obtained by Fact Finders, Sarpy County sheriff's investigator Darin Morrissey alleges former Tiburon golf pro Chad McMahon had 92. That's the number of fraudulent check and gift card transactions uncovered.
Chad McMahon is free on bond. Fact finders have been unable to reach him for comment. We also left a message for an attorney representing him in a civil suit filed by Tiburon. No response yet.
The US Secret Service was also involved in investigating the case.