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Rosie Ripped Off for $70K in Check Forging Scam

5/23/2007 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Rosie O'DonnellTalk queen Rosie O'Donnell got scammed out of nearly $70,000 when some random guy in Queens allegedly decided to write a couple checks to himself -- on her production company's account.

Ramone Costley, an unemployed 23-year-old, was busted last week for cashing two checks, each for more than $34,000, made out to himself from KidRo Productions, O'Donnell's outfit, according to the criminal complaint obtained by TMZ. He used $53,000 to pay some bills, and withdrew more than $7,500 in cash. Costley will be in court today, TMZ has learned. The scam was first reported by the New York Post.

The only problem? Costley has never worked for KidRo, and no one there, say company reps, has ever heard of him. Costley's mother, for her part, tells the Post that Ramone's "a very good boy."

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maria    

woohooo!!! I'm FIRST! FIRST BABY!!!!!!!

2520 days ago
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Rachel    

Why are there so many bad pictures of Rosie out there. I don't remember the last time I saw a flattering one. I will always love Rosie, espech for A League of Their Own. Here are some good Rosie quotes also: http://www.listafterlist.com/tabid/57/listid/2462//Cutie+Patootie+Rosie+ODonnell+Quotes.aspx

2520 days ago
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Peeps    

How did this guy print the checks?

2520 days ago
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Cari    

Could not of happened to a better person. She has no good pic's she is ugly as hell!!!!!

2520 days ago
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joanne    

For all of the things they say about Rosie, I admire her work with the children of the USA. Thank you for supporting a Country that signs your checks.

2520 days ago
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scooobie    

Rosie deserves all she gets.....I was always wondering when Rosie had her show way back when that she was so "in love" with Tom Cruise. Now I know why!!! They are both gay.

2520 days ago
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omg    

Thats good for her dumb ass!

http://allinone06.proboards74.com

2520 days ago
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Scottyb    

Rosie is a loud obnoxious pig, who just needs to shut up. If anyone deserved it, it was her.

2520 days ago
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PEREZ HIVton    

WORK WITH CHILDREN?

PLEASE!

IT'S A TAX RIGHT OFF.

HOPE ROSIE GETS COLON CANCER!

2520 days ago
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jProud American Author    

WOW. You never know? I guess Rosie will be sucking down more beers after this one.
http://enlightenedangel.bravehost.com

2520 days ago
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hw    

Rosie works hard for her money just like everyone else. It is not ok for someone to steal another person's money. Get a life you haters!!!

2520 days ago
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He's just another Idiot    

Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha. Good for the thief. Maybe it will knock down that witch a bit. She will do and say anything for publicity.

2520 days ago
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NANCY    

TO WISH COLON CANCER ON ANY ONE IS JUST PLAIN VICIOUS! YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF. YOU CAN DISLIKE SOMEONE WITHOUT WISHING SOMETHING SO HORRIBLE ON THEM.

2520 days ago
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annanicolestern    

y'all shutUP. I love Rosie and The View is gonna suck w/o her, and i'm pissed that she's leaving.

bye y'all!
XXOO

2520 days ago
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crus    

BE KIND TO HER, SHE'S GONNA BE IN THE MACY'S T-GIVING PARADE THIS FALL,
RIGHT AFTER SNOOPY AND GARFIELD!

2520 days ago
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