According to TMZ, Kevin Hart’s personal shopper is in deep legal trouble after allegedly defrauding the superstar comedian out of large sums of money.
Dylan Syer was arraigned on Wednesday in New York City and charged with first and second-degree grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property in the first and second degree, identity theft in the first degree, and scheme to defraud in the first degree.
Syer allegedly laundered cash from Hart into his personal accounts. Over the course of two years, prosecutors say Syer defrauded Hart out of nearly $1.2 million. He bought luxury bags, collectibles, watches, jewelry, and art.
“No one is immune to being targeted by fraudsters …” said Queens County D.A. Melinda Katz in a press release on Wednesday. “The defendant thought he was beyond reach and was living out his uber-rich lifestyle fantasies. But my team uncovered the bogus purchases – from the credit card charges being processed by the bank, down to tracking FedEx packages delivered to Syer’s home and business. This should serve as a cautionary tale for everyone. Regardless of whether you are a celebrity or not, anyone can fall victim to this kind of fraud. It is paramount to keep track of your expenses, check your credit reports and diligently keep your financial information to yourself.”