Stan Lee victim of $1.4 million fraud: Report

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Legendary comic book creator Stan Lee has reportedly fallen victim to a $1.4 million fraud.

The 95-year-old, who co-created Marvel superheroes including Spider-Man, the X-Men, Iron Man, the Hulk and Black Panther, is unsure where the large sum of cash has gone, reports TMZ.com.

According to editors at the website, Los Angeles Police Department detectives specializing in “elder financial abuse” visited Lee’s home in Hollywood on Friday to investigate the alleged theft and spent more than two hours at the house.

It was reported that investigators questioned Lee over exactly who had access to his accounts and when the money disappeared. He handed over financial records to help aid the case.

This is not the first time Lee has apparently been targeted by fraudsters, with TMZ reporting in late December, one of his business partners discovered $300,000 had been swiped from an account without their knowledge or authorization.

Lee filed a report to police in which he claimed someone had forged a cheque as a loan from his bank account to Lee’s Hands of Respect charity. And in January, it was also reported that someone had managed to take $850,000 of his money to buy a condo in West Hollywood.

Read the full story over at the Calgary Sun.

This story was summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.