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Willmington man allegedly stole millions from entertainer Dane Cook
By Milton Valencia, Globe Staff
A 43-year-old Wilmington man allegedly stole millions of dollars while working as the business manager for the comedian and actor Dane Cook.
Darryl McCauley, who is Cook's half-brother, is facing charges of larceny over $250, larceny by continuous scheme, and forgery.
The attorney general's office announced the charges against McCauley this afternoon without identifying the "national entertainer with local ties" he allegedly bilked.
But a friend of Cook's said McCauley was Cook's manager and state records identified McCauley as an official in Cook's company, Great Dane Enterprises Inc. Cook's attorney, Joseph Zwicker, had no comment, but said he planned to attend McCauley's arraignment Wednesday in Woburn District Court.
Cook, 36, is an Arlington native who has acted in numerous films. He is also known as a standup comic.
McCauley allegedly stole the money from July 2007 to this month, at one point forging a $3 million check from his client's account to himself, the attorney general's office said.
As the business manager, McCauley was responsible for managing the entertainer's financial affairs. Authorities allege that he transferred the entertainer's funds to his own personal accounts, for his personal use, without the knowledge or permission of his client.
McCauley was arrested today without incident at his home by State Police assigned to the attorney general's office. The office said it began an investigation about two weeks ago.