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September 27, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Man who failed to pay golf tournament prizes in Washington arrested in Connecticut

The Associated Press

NORWALK, Conn. – Police in Connecticut have arrested a man wanted by Washington state authorities for allegedly refusing to pay golfers who won prizes for making holes in one.

The Hour of Norwalk reports that 55-year-old Kevin Kolenda was arrested Wednesday in his hometown of Norwalk and charged with being a fugitive from justice and interfering with police. He was held on $500,000 bail.

Kolenda specializes in insuring golf-tournament hole-in-one prizes and has been accused of wrongdoing in other states. Police charging documents from Washington accuse Kolenda of failing to pay prize money when several Seattle-area golfers connected on elusive aces.

Connecticut officials fined Kolenda $5.9 million in 2009 for illegally offering insurance without a license. He faces similar charges in Montana.

It’s not clear if Kolenda has a lawyer.

 

 

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