Darryl McCauley, manager and brother of Boston-bred comic and film star Dane Cook, was arraigned in Woburn District court today charged with stealing millions of dollars from the "national entertainer with local ties" over a year and a half period since July 2007.
The 43-year-old Wilmington man is charged with embezzling more than $10 million in a series of thefts.
"None of these moves were authorized by Mr. Cook," assistant attorney general Richard D. Grundy tells Woburn District Court.
McCauley, 43, who has been in charge of his half-brother's finances since the 1990s at Cook's company Great Dane Enterprises, allegedly forged a $3 million check at the Bank of America branch located at 100 Federal Street in the Financial District and transferred money from Cook's account to his account without permission.
The Attorney General's office launched an investigation two weeks before his arrest yesterday, Dec. 30.
According to a release here, McCauley was arrested yesterday in Wilmington and stored $800,000 in cash at his other residence in Maine. He was charged with two counts of larceny over $250, forgery and larceny by continuous scheme.
McCauley, according to a report here, has been Cook's go-to man for years. It seems that the older bro was the comic's boss back in the day when he worked at Burger King.
Cook, 36, who grew up in Arlington, was last spotted in Boston on Wednesday, Sept. 17 promoting his made-in-Boston flick, "My Best Friend's Girl."
McCauley, who pleaded not guilty, was ordered to surrender his passport and held on $3 million bail. He's still in custody and scheduled to return to court Thursday, Jan. 15.
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