Son, daughter-in-law plead guilty to stealing from golf legend Charles Sifford

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CLEVELAND-- Two people pleaded guilty in Cuyahoga County court to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the accounts of golfing legend Charles Sifford.

He’s the Northeast Ohio man who became the first African-American on the pro golfer’s tour. He died last year at the age of 92.

Last year, the I-Team revealed the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation began trying to track money mysteriously missing from Sifford’s assets.

The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Office said Sifford’s son, Craig Sifford pleaded guilty to theft charges. So has the son’s ex-wife, Sandra Sifford.

Records showed they’ve agreed to pay back $315,000. Investigators found the money had been used for travel, clothes, jewelry and more.

They struck plea deals and they’ll be sentenced later this month.

Prosecutors said there has been no sentence agreements as part of the plea bargains, so punishment will be up to the judge.

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