(Bloomberg) -- A former employee of the Augusta National Golf Club pleaded guilty to charges he stole millions of dollars of Masters golf tournament merchandise and sold it to online brokers over 13 years.

Richard Brendan Globensky, of Augusta, Georgia, entered the plea Wednesday in a Chicago federal court, admitting to thefts while working as a warehouse assistant at the golf club, prosecutors said in a statement. 

Among the items stolen were Green Jackets won by Masters champions Arnold Palmer, Gene Sarazen and Ben Hogan, along with documents and letters signed by Bobby Jones, a top golfer from the 1920s, according to his plea agreement filed with the court. He also took Masters programs, tickets and unissued Augusta National stock from the 1930s, along with an Augusta National clubhouse trophy, the government said. 

Globensky, 39, admited selling the stolen goods to an online broker in Florida for $5.3 million, according to the US attorney’s office. He faces as long as 10 years in prison, prosecutors said. 

The Masters is the first of four major golf championships each year and has been held at the Augusta National Golf Club since 1934. The plea by Globensky comes the day before the second major tournament, the PGA Championship, which is scheduled for Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.

The Augusta club stores large quantities of Masters merchandise in a warehouse, and typically makes items available for purchase during the tournament. In 2007, Globensky was hired to oversee the storage and maintain records used for audits of the items, prosecutors said.

Starting in 2009, Globensky regularly stole large quantities of merchandise, including T-shirts, jackets, hats, flags, chairs, watches and mugs, according to his plea agreement. The government said he would sell the stolen items to the online broker, who was not identified.

The filing details how Globensky concealed his theft for 13 years by only taking goods in quantities that fell below the club’s auditing risk thresholds and setting up an LLC that was used to receive payments for the stolen items.

In addition to branded merchandise, Globensky admitted to stealing historical memorabilia from the club, including:

  • Arnold Palmer’s Masters Tournament Green Jacket
  • Ben Hogan’s Masters Tournament Green Jacket
  • Gene Sarazen’s Masters Tournament Green Jacket
  • Masters Tournament programs from 1934 and 1935
  • An Augusta National clubhouse trophy
  • Masters Tournament tickets from 1934 to 1939
  • August National Golf Club porcelain bowl
  • Masters Tournament records from 1942
  • 2009 Masters commemorative putter
  • Documents and letters written and signed by Bobby Jones
  • An Augusta National stock book
  • Augusta National unissued share of stock from 1932 hand signed by Fielding Wallace
  • Various Masters Tournament and Augusta National members gifts from 1964 to 2007

The case is US v. Globensky, 24-cr-190, US District Court, Northern District of Illinois (Chicago).

--With assistance from Chris Dolmetsch.

(Updates with details from the plea agreement.)

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