According to People, Kiefer Sutherland has lost $896,000 in a financial scam headed by Michael Wayne Carr, a steer-roping promoter. The San Joaquin County, Calif., District Attorney’s office claims the actor was told by an adviser that Carr would net a large profit selling cattle bought from Mexico. No evidence points to any purchases. A couple in New Mexico and a man in Colorado were also victims of the scam.
Carr will be arraigned on 12 felony charges, including three counts of forgery, two counts of obtaining money by false pretenses, and five counts of theft with “great taking enhancements.” His arraignment is scheduled for Feb. 8. The District Attorney’s office is not sure whether or not Sutherland will be called to testify.