Brother accused of embezzling from Dane Cook

December 31, 2008 12:04:51 PM PST
The half brother of comedian Dane Cook has pleaded not guilty to embezzling millions from the comedian and ordered held on $3 million bail. Darryl McCauley of Wilmington was arraigned Wednesday at Woburn District Court on charges including forgery. Prosecutors say the 43-year-old stole millions from Cook while working as his manager.

They say McCauley transferred funds from Cook's business accounts to his personal accounts between July 2007 and December 2008. In one instance, investigators said McCauley forged a $3 million check written from Cook's account to himself.

The 36-year-old Cook's comedy album, "Retaliation," went double platinum and he has appeared in several films, including "My Best Friend's Girl."