Kevin Hart’s personal shopper accused of defrauding him out of more than $1 million. For falsely defrauding comedian Kevin Hart out of over $1 million in credit card payments, a celebrity personal shopper from New York City was prosecuted.
On Wednesday, February 10, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz confirmed the arrest and arraignment of 29-year-old Dylan Jason Syer on grand larceny and other charges.
Katz said that between October 2017 and February 2019, Syer reportedly made over a million dollars in illegal transactions using Hart’s credit cards.
The accused believed he was out of control and was living out his uber-rich lifestyle dreams,” Katz said, “But my team discovered the fake transactions – the bank is sorting the FedEx packages sent to Syer’s home and business to track them from the credit card payments.
On a 10-count indictment charging him with grand larceny, unlawful possession of stolen goods, identity stealing, and defrauding scheme, Syer was arraigned late Wednesday afternoon.
Via his personal shopping company, Sire Consultancy, Katz said Syer first met Hart in 2015 and was asked to purchase several products for the actor.
After he developed confidence with Kevin, with the agreement that he would only make approved transactions, he received the actor’s different credit card numbers.
Katz said, “It should also serve as an example for everyone,” “Irrespective of whether you are a star or not, anyone can fall victim to this kind of scam.”
Allegedly, Syer spent lavishly on himself, including purchasing costly jewels, watches, paintings, collectibles, and designer handbags.
In the D.A. They also recorded that during a raid they confiscated some currency, 5 Patek Philippe watches worth more than $400k, a Sam Friedman drawing, at least 16 Bearbrick collectible dolls, 5 KAWS collectible dolls, 2 Louis Vuitton bags and some other things from Syer.
If convicted, Syer faces a jail sentence of up to 25 years.