Alleged Golf Conspiracy Puts Suspects in Jail

Alleged Golf Conspiracy Puts Suspects in Jail

ANTIOCH – Kevin R. Fitzgerald, 45, former general manager of the now-defunct Roddy Ranch Golf Club and Mark Mattson, 56, a general contractor, fugitives wanted for allegedly stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars, both surrendered themselves to police on April 18th.

The men are accused of conspiring to commit financial and insurance fraud, and other related crimes, prior to the closure of the golf club in August 2016. Their scheme allegedly involved stealing money from a loan made to the golf club for installing solar panels, and then reporting the panels stolen to collect insurance money.

Some of the money is believed to have been used to support the struggling golf business, while other money was allegedly pocketed and split by the accused conspirators.

Fitzgerald was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility on charges that include grand theft, insurance fraud, and filing a false police report. His bail was set at $774,500. Fitzgerald is also the subject of civil lawsuit filed by two former business partners—alleging fraud.

Mattson’s charges include grand theft, illegal diversion of funds, insurance fraud, and theft from an elder or dependent person. His bail was set at $772,500.

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