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Man gets 5 years for using pro golfer's stolen credit cards

Owen Harbison Owen Harbison
Robert Allenby shortly after the incident Robert Allenby shortly after the incident
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A Hawaii man who went on a shopping spree with pro golfer Robert Allenby's credit cards was sentenced to five years in prison.

"I would like to apologize to Mr. Allenby for my role in his bad evening," Owen Harbison said in court.  Allenby was not at the sentencing. 

The golfer had originally said he was robbed, beaten and kidnapped in Honolulu while participating in the Sony Open in January, but police sources say, he may have just fell, passed out for a few hours and Harbison somehow got the stolen plastic.

"You know I'm not really sure how it played out but I did spend and use his cards," Harbison said.

Harbison spent thousands of dollars using Allenby's credit cards during that time, buying alcohol, gift cards, food and clothes.

He was arrested in February on identity theft and other charges. He pleaded guilty in June. 

Allenby recounted a bizarre saga earlier this year of having no memory of what happened for 2 1/2 hours after he left a Honolulu wine bar. 

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