24's Kiefer Sutherland roped into $869,000 scam by line of bull

Kiefer Sutherland swindle
Kiefer Sutherland swindle

I could see how the typical Hollywood star might be duped in a cattle investment scam, but Kiefer Sutherland? The man probably knows cows better than any other actor, since he's spent many a weekend chasing and roping them from horseback.

Unfortunately, this familiarity might have helped make him the perfect patsy for reputed scam artist Michael Wayne Carr. TMZ reports Carr has been charged with bilking Sutherland out of $869,000 in a cattle investment swindle.

Apparently Carr promised to deliver a windfall by buying Mexican cattle and importing them to the U.S., but all he really delivered was a load of bull. He's now charged with grand theft, embezzlement and other crimes.