Kevin Hart’s Personal Shopper Charged with Stealing over $1 Million from the Superstar

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Kevin Hart’s former employee was indicted on Wednesday for defrauding the comedian out of more than a million dollars in bogus credit card charges.

Dylan Jason Syer, 29, was arraigned in New York on Wednesday for grand larceny, identity theft, and a host of other charges for racking up “unauthorized charges and purchases on the comedian’s credit cards” between 2017 to 2019.

“No one is immune to being targeted by fraudsters. This defendant, who owned a personal shopper business, used legitimate purchases to gain access and then allegedly continued to charge the actor’s credit cards for astronomical sums of money,” said Queens County District Attorney Melinda Katz.

Syer, who owns a personal shopping business, was contracted to buy numerous items for the Jumanji star, and was given access to various credit card numbers to make the purchases. Over a course of 19 months, he used the cards to purchase himself over a million dollar’s worth of swag.

Syer charged the comedian’s credit card to pour nearly $923,000 directly into his business account and purchased $240,000 in watches and jewelry. With Hart’s stolen cash, Syer bought himself fine art, collectibles, and luxury items including $400,000 in Patek Phillipe watches, a Sam Freidman painting, Louis Vuitton bags, and Bearbrick collectible dolls.

“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,” Katz commented.

Authorities seized more than $250,000 worth of cash and goods from Syer’s home on Wednesday, and the DA is filing asset forfeiture action to recover Hart’s stolen funds.

“I want to send a strong message to the defendant and others who seek financial gain through the victimization of others, that my team and I are committed to aggressively pursuing these actions and separating those who commit crimes from their ill-gotten gains, and returning those funds, where practical, to support the victims,” Katz cautioned.

Syer was indicted on 10-counts including grand larceny in the first and second degree, criminal possession of stolen property, scheme to defraud, and identity theft. If convicted of the crimes he faces up to 25 years in prison.

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Louie Rey
Louie Rey
4 months ago

I’d say. Talk about a personal shopper!

markypolo
4 months ago

My College Accounting instructor gave some good advice: “Never give someone the opportunity to steal from you”.

Anne
Anne
4 months ago
Reply to  markypolo

Ditto

Janice E. Prescott
Janice E. Prescott
4 months ago

If I had that much money, I would be doing my own shopping, and not trusting anybody with my financial info. Not too smart Kevin.

Ginger
Ginger
4 months ago

Trust no one. Especially during these crazy times.

Dennis Anderson
4 months ago

Gee like no one would noticed?

Trixie
Trixie
4 months ago

LOL!

Anne
Anne
4 months ago

A credit card is not shared . temptation too great

Scotty
Scotty
4 months ago

Why does someone need a personal shopper?

Shelley
Shelley
4 months ago
Reply to  Scotty

Too lazy to do their own shopping. I had a boss that wanted employees to do much of his personal business, planning parties for kids, repairs to the house, etc. They just can’t be bothered.

Eliot
Eliot
4 months ago

I’ll take a knee to that!!!

Camille
4 months ago

Kevin good luck taking him down, maybe you can sell some of the things he bought to get some of your money back. God Bless!

edi
edi
4 months ago

This guy needs some serious fuckin’ up.

Pissed Off American
Pissed Off American
4 months ago

Put a small request with the local gangs to visit him. If I had that high of credit I sure wouldn’t turn some clown lose with it. Have a card with a small limit for his use with maybe $1,000.00 on it so he couldn’t get too crazy. Rather do my own shopping.