Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Brother embezzles $10 million from Dane Cook

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.

Click here for the lowdown.


Anonymous said...

It's sad that a lame comic like Cook would even have 10 mil for someone to embezzle.
Couldn't he die in meth lab explosion?

Anonymous said...

What's even more sad is people who would wish harm to someone just because they don't like that form of entertainment. I can't stand Britney Spears, but you don't see me wishing for her death. WTF is wrong with you? Whether or not you like him, can you imagine being screwed over by your own family? Finding out someone you love and trusted took advantage... let me tell you, it's not so fun... Way to kick someone while they're down.

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