STOCKTON — Actor Kiefer Sutherland was among cattle customers roped into an alleged scam that netted more than a million dollars.
Prosecutors say Michael Wayne Carr of Linden had agreements to buy steers in Mexico for his customers and sell them for profit in the United States. Carr allegedly took $869,000 from Sutherland, star of the Fox TV show "24," and $177,000 from a New Mexico couple.
Prosecutors say there's no record of Carr ever buying the steers. They also say Carr sold steers that didn't belong to him.
Carr is charged with 12 felonies, including grand theft, forgery and embezzlement. He was scheduled to be arraigned Monday, but a judge postponed it to Feb. 8 after his attorney was removed.
If convicted on all charges, Carr faces 18 years in prison.