Former Kevin Hart personal shopper has been charged with embezzling more than $ 1m (£ 730,000) from the American star.
Dylan Jason Syer, who started working for the Jumanji star in 2015, is accused of making unauthorised purchases using Hart’s credit cards.
He is alleged to have racked up the payments between October 2017 and February 2019.
The 29-year-old was charged with grand larceny, criminal possession, identity theft and scheme to defraud.
If convicted, Mr. Syer, of Long Island City in New York, will face up to 25 years in prison. He is expected to return to court on February 17.
Queens County Attorney Melinda Katz said the defendant had access to the actor’s credit cards, but allegedly continued to use them to use “huge sums of money”.
Mr Syer allegedly bought items including Louis Vuitton bags and Patek Philippe watches. Ms Katz said hhe often posted photos of the purchase on Instagram.
‘Warning To Everyone’
Ms Katz said it should be a “warning to everyone” to “look at your expenses, check your credit reports and keep your financial details to yourself”.
Hart earned $39m (£28m) from his acting, comedy and sponsorships in 2020, according to Forbes.
His film credits include Jumanji, Central Intelligence and The Upside, and last year he released a series of Netflix programs about his life and career.
Hart was due to host the Oscars in 2019, but dropped out after homophobic comments he had previously made were unearthed by critics. He has repeatedly apologised to the LGBT community for his “insensitive words of the past”.