FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Federal authorities have charged a Minnesota man with transportation of stolen vehicles in what they say was a litany of golf cart thefts.
An FBI affidavit says Nathan Rodney Nelson can be linked to 63 golf cart thefts in seven states since 2017. the states include Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Nelson is charged with transporting stolen vehicles across state lines.
According to court documents, the investigation began two years ago when the Cass County Sheriff’s Office asked the FBI to help investigate a series of thefts of golf carts. Investigators noticed that the golf carts were typically stolen at night and in pairs from Midwestern golf courses. The value of the stolen carts is at least $280,000
The man was arrested June 11 in Georgia while trying to steal golf carts in a city there.