CRIME

Son, ex-daughter-in-law of late black golfing great Sifford accused of stealing $1M from him

FILE-In this Nov. 13, 2014 file photo former PGA golfer Charlie Sifford sits in the dining room in his home in Brecksville, Ohio. Authorities say the son and ex-daughter-in-law of the late black golfing pioneer Sifford have been indicted on charges related to the theft of more than $1 million from him. Craig and Sandra Sifford were charged Tuesday, July 28, 2015 with theft, money laundering and unauthorized use of property. Both are 48. The Cuyahoga County prosecutor's office says they spent Sifford's money on travel, dining, clothes, jewelry and landscaping. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

FILE-In this Nov. 13, 2014 file photo former PGA golfer Charlie Sifford sits in the dining room in his home in Brecksville, Ohio. Authorities say the son and ex-daughter-in-law of the late black golfing pioneer Sifford have been indicted on charges related to the theft of more than $1 million from him. Craig and Sandra Sifford were charged Tuesday, July 28, 2015 with theft, money laundering and unauthorized use of property. Both are 48. The Cuyahoga County prosecutor's office says they spent Sifford's money on travel, dining, clothes, jewelry and landscaping. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities say the son and ex-daughter-in-law of late black golfing pioneer Charlie Sifford have been indicted on charges related to the theft of more than $1 million from him.

Craig and Sandra Sifford were charged Tuesday with theft, money laundering and unauthorized use of property. The Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County prosecutor's office says they spent Sifford's money on travel, dining, clothes, jewelry and landscaping.

The prosecutor's office says an investigation into the thefts was ongoing when Sifford died in February at age 92. Sifford became the first black golfer to earn full-time playing privileges on the PGA Tour in 1961.

Authorities had received a complaint saying Craig Sifford was abusing a power of attorney for his father.

Craig and Sandra Sifford are divorced. His attorney hasn't returned a message seeking comment. A home phone number listed for them rang unanswered.