Georgia Prisoner Allegedly Swindled $11 Million From Billionaire Movie Mogul While in Jail
A 31-year-old man currently incarcerated in Georgia allegedly swindled $11 million, possibly more, from the comforts of his prison cell in a maximum-security facility.
According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Arthur Lee Cofield Jr. has been accused of impersonating billionaire Sidney Kimmel and fraudulently obtaining $11 million from his bank account. Cofield reportedly gained access to Kimmel’s Charles Schwab account to use the illegally elicited funds to purchase gold coins and a mansion in Buckhead.
Kimmel, reportedly worth $1.5 million, is the CEO and chairman of his self-titled entertainment company, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, based in Los Angeles. According to his website, the company has financially backed over 40 feature films, including 9 1/2 Weeks, The Lincoln Lawyer, Crazy Rich Asians, and Talk to Me.
It is also believed that Cofield stole millions from other billionaires as well.