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A West Covina man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly swindling a professional golfer out of more than $200,000.

Francisco “Frank” Javier Robledo Jr., 35, is charged with federal counts of wire and credit card fraud, and aggravated identity theft, stemming from the alleged theft from LPGA Tour player Maria Hernandez.

Federal prosecutors allege that Robledo, who fashions himself as a sports agent, told Hernandez that her money was going to be invested in two companies. Instead, he allegedly used the wire transfers to cover personal expenses.

The 28-year-old Hernandez, who hails from Spain and lives in the San Diego area, plays on the LPGA Tour. She previously played on the Ladies European Tour, where she won the Slovak Open in 2010.

— City News Service 

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