- The comic book writer told police $1.4million had vanished from his account
- Lee, 95, handed over his financial records to help police track down the culprit
- It came after someone swindled $850,000 from Lee and used it to buy a condo
Stan Lee has told police that he’s had $1.4million stolen from his bank account – weeks after someone swindled him out of $850,000 and used it to buy a condo.
Detectives from the LAPD’s specialized unit dealing with elder financial abuse visited the 95-year-old’s home in the Hollywood Hills on Friday, TMZ reports.
They spent more than two hours with the Marvel Comics legend.
During that time, they asked him exactly who had access to his bank accounts and when the money went missing.
Stan Lee (pictured) told police he’s had $1.4million stolen from his bank account – weeks after someone swindled him out of $850,000 and used it to buy a condo
Lee reportedly turned over his financial records to help police find the perpetrator.
The theft comes just weeks after it emerged that someone had used $850,000 of Lee’s money to purchase a condo in West Hollywood.
It only came to light after Lee’s team carried out a full audit after it was discovered that a check had been forged in his name for $300,000.
Lee filed a report with the Beverly Hills PD in December saying someone had forged the check from his bank account to the merchandising company Hands of Respect.
Detectives from the LAPD’s specialized unit dealing with elder financial abuse visited the 95-year-old’s home in the Hollywood Hills on Friday
Lee recently reassured fans that he is ‘doing great’ after a short spell in hospital.
He was taken to hospital in Los Angeles last after suffering shortness of breath and an irregular heartbeat.
His stay in hospital came just days after he appeared at the Black Panther premiere in Los Angeles.
Lee is the former editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics who created superheroes included Spider-Man, the Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America and Thor.
More than two million of Lee’s comic books have been published in 75 nations and in 25 languages.
He is responsible for creating or co-creating 90 per cent of Marvel Comics’ characters.