An Omaha golf course pro is suspected of stealing about $4,000 worth of golf clubs from the Country Club of Lincoln, authorities said.
David C. Malone, 58, was arrested Wednesday at Knolls Golf Course in Omaha, where he works as a pro.
Malone allegedly took the clubs from country club members, according to a Lancaster County Court affidavit. He resigned in September as that club’s golf pro.
The affidavit alleges that about 11 p.m. on March 23, Malone removed two sets of clubs belonging to members. One set was for sale at Knolls Golf Course.
Malone is expected to be charged with at least one count of burglary, said Patrick Condon, deputy Lancaster County attorney.
Lincoln police searched for the missing clubs at the Knolls and at Malone’s home in Lincoln.
Malone was jailed in Douglas County while his transfer to Lancaster County was pending, said Officer Katie Flood, a Lincoln police spokeswoman.
Brook Bench, acting director of the Omaha Parks and Recreation Department, said he was “shocked” by the arrest of Malone. The city hired Malone a month ago after he had worked as a pro in Lincoln for more than 20 years, Bench said.
Malone’s legal troubles haven’t affected operations at the Knolls, Bench said.
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