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Exclusive: Guilty plea for man who used Australian golfer's stolen credit cards

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The man accused of using professional golfer Robert Allenby's credit cards has changed his plea and admitted to going on a spending spree with the Australian's plastic.

Owen Harbison pleaded guilty to three, class C felonies Tuesday morning before Circuit Court Judge Glenn Kim.

Harbison bought clothes, macadamia nuts and alcohol using three of the golfer's cards.

Allenby claimed he was attacked, kidnapped and robbed outside a Honolulu wine bar on January 17 while he was in Hawaii for a tournament. He had injuries that appeared to be road rash on his face but Honolulu Police say there was no evidence that he was actually a victim of anything other than theft.

Harbison was charged weeks later with identity theft, attempted theft and having the stolen credit cards.  He told Honolulu Police someone gave him the items and that he did not steal from the golfer who was apparently passed out on the sidewalk near Amuse Wine Bar.  

Allenby later said he had a gap in his memory of about three hours. But he does remember a homeless woman helping him when he woke up.

Sentencing for Harbison is set for August 12.    As part of the deal, he is expected to get five years.

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