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Federal charges: Minnesota man stole 63 golf carts in 7 states

Nathan Rodney Nelson has been federally charged with transportation of stolen vehicles across state lines.

A Minnesota man has been charged after stealing 63 golf carts from seven states.

According to the Associated Press, Nathan Rodney Nelson has been federally charged with transportation of stolen vehicles across state lines. Rodney, who has been linked to golf cart thefts starting in 2017, was arrested in Georgia earlier this month.

Officials in Cass County reportedly asked the FBI for assistance investigating a string of at least 70 golf cart thefts in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin, according to KVRR.

The golf carts were typically stolen at night and driven away from clubhouses to a nearby location.

Nelson was arrested in Georgia on June 11 when he was attempting to steal golf carts from a local dealer while carrying pre-printed serial numbers, per KVRR.

FBI investigators reportedly looked at golf cart thefts in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Louisiana, totaling $283,000.

An FBI affidavit linked Nelson to a total of 63 thefts in seven states. 

Nelson would reportedly use the alias “Mason Weber” to rent storage units for the stolen carts, including one in Mankato. 

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