A former business manager of comic book icon Stan Lee was arrested Saturday after fleeing California, the AP reports.
“Keya Morgan was taken into custody in Arizona on an outstanding arrest warrant after being charged by Los Angeles County prosecutors earlier this month,” the story reports. “Morgan faces felony charges including theft, embezzlement, forgery or fraud against an elder adult, and false imprisonment of an elder adult. A misdemeanor count also alleges elder abuse.”
Lee died in November at age 95.
“Authorities say Morgan sought to capitalize on the Marvel Comic mastermind’s wealth and exert influence over Lee even though he had no authority to act on his behalf,” the AP reports. “Police say Morgan pocketed more than $262,000 from autograph signing sessions Lee did in May 2018. Authorities say Morgan at one point also took Lee from his Hollywood Hills home to a Beverly Hills condominium ‘where Morgan had more control over Lee.’”
Morgan, 43, appeared Sunday in Maricopa County Superior Court in Arizona on a charge of being a fugitive of justice, the AP reports separately.
It was unclear when Morgan would be extradited to California.