10/03/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Donald Bren Check Stolen: Man Steals $1.4 Million From OC's Richest Man

IRVINE -- The U.S. Secret Service is searching for a man who stole a $1.4 million tax refund check from Orange County's wealthiest businessman and got away with most of the cash.

Investigators say the man stole the check from Donald Bren, the chairman of the Irvine Company and the 45th richest man in the world according to Forbes magazine. Bren is worth an estimated $12 billion.

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