BEVERLY HILLS—The Beverly Hills Police Department is reportedly investigating a complaint of fraud alleged by Marvel Comics founder Stan Lee.
Lee, 95, asserts that a forged check was cashed from his account for $300,000. The alleged fake check was written on October 4 and was made out to Lee’s Hands of Respect charity.
Hands of Respect was founded by Lee with the goal of promoting diversity and acceptance throughout the United States and the world at large.
Sources close to Lee told The Blast that he is certain he did not write, sign, or approve of the check nor request that the money be taken out of his account. The funds are notated on the check as being for a “Loan.”
Lee filed a report with the police this week after the fraud was reported to him by accountants.
The Beverly Hill Police Department reports that the case is currently under investigation and that detectives are in the process of obtaining bank records and authoring search warrants. Lee is known for the creation of several comic book heroes including Spider-Man, the Hulk, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, X-Men, Captain America, and is responsible for the Marvel universe of comics that have become hits on the big screen.
Lee has been known to have cameos in many of the films recently appearing in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Thor: Ragnarok.” Lee wife of nearly 70 years, Joan passed away in July 2017 after suffering complications from a stroke.
Written By Dylan Gera and Casey Jacobs