Penny Marshall - Penny Marshall Conned Out Of $5,000 By Phoney Lamar Odom Assistant

Director Penny Marshall has been scammed out of several thousands of dollars by a man claiming to be Lamar Odom's assistant. Perhaps Marshall was clouded by her dedication to Odom's team the Lakers, but when she was spun a yarn by the supposed assistant at a recent Lakers game, she fell for it, hook, line and sinker.
Tmz sent out a warning today (June 6, 2012) to any wealthy Lakers fans out there that may be in danger of falling for the scam, reporting on the details of the illegitimate plot. Apparently, the duping began last month at a Lakers game, when a man claiming to be Odom's assistant gave Marshall a phone number, which she was led to believe was Odom's. Marshall then exchanged several texts with somebody that she presumed to be Lamar, who explained that the assistant was strapped for cash and needed several thousand dollars. Being the faithful Lakers fan that she is, Marshall loaned the phoney assistant over five grand.
The 'Riding In Cars With Boys' director started to get suspicious when 'Lamar' stopped returning her texts. She then managed to get in touch with the real Lamar, who explained to her that he doesn't even have an assistant. Once the truth had been uncovered, Marshall approached Lapd, who have opened a grand theft investigation. A representative for Marshall did not provide Tmz with a comment.


Contactmusic

Tags: Penny Marshall - Lamar Odom


Editors Recommendations

No, AC/DC Are Not Splitting Up After All. Probably.

It looks like AC/DC fans can breathe a sigh of relief, because rumors of the band’s...

No, AC/DC Are Not Splitting Up After All. Probably.

Allergic Reaction To Blame For Miley Cyrus' Cancelled Tuesday Gig

Miley Cyrus has had it rough this week, as the star has been hospitalized for a severe allergic...

Allergic Reaction To Blame For Miley Cyrus' Cancelled Tuesday Gig

'Transcendence': Negative Reviews For Johnny Depp's 'Lone Ranger' Comeback

‘Transcendence’ is a stern Springtime test for Johnny Depp; the 50-year-old actor mooted...

'Transcendence': Negative Reviews For Johnny Depp's 'Lone Ranger' Comeback

Paul Walker's Brothers Brought In By Universal To Complete Late Actor's "Fast & Furious 7" Scenes

The team behind Fast & Furious 7 has come up with a untraditional solution to finish...

Paul Walker's Brothers Brought In By Universal To Complete Late Actor's

Game of Thrones' Jack Gleeson On Joffrey, Screen Deaths And His Indefinite Retirement

Let’s get the spoiler alert out of the way first: if you haven’t seen Season 4 Episode 2...

Game of Thrones' Jack Gleeson On Joffrey, Screen Deaths And His Indefinite Retirement

Why Did Nobody Watch The 'Mad Men' Season 7 Premiere?

We're not sure what everyone was watching on Sunday night, but the season seven premiere...

Why Did Nobody Watch The 'Mad Men' Season 7 Premiere?

The Next 'Breaking Bad'? 'Fargo' Ep. 1 Is A Must-See [Video]

New television series Fargo premiered last night on FX, giving American audiences...

The Next 'Breaking Bad'? 'Fargo' Ep. 1 Is A Must-See [Video]

Lindsay Lohan's Mother, Dina, Loses Driving Licence After Pleading Guilty To DUI

A member of the Lohan family has ran into trouble with the law, yet again...

Lindsay Lohan's Mother, Dina, Loses Driving Licence After Pleading Guilty To DUI

The First 'Gone Girl' Trailer is Weird And Different To Other Trailers

“I did not kill my wife!” exclaims Ben Affleck in the first official trailer for David Fincher’s...

The First 'Gone Girl' Trailer is Weird And Different To Other Trailers


More recommendations

Comments

Penny Marshall Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Penny Marshall

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All