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Mad Madoff Can't Be Backdoor Man

1/1/2009 2:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

He's admitted to swindling investors out of $50 bil, so it's no surprise Bernie Madoff would want to be a total sneak when it comes to entrances and exits.

But the prince of Ponzi is finding that harder to do than he'd like. The New York Post reports Madoff has been trying to get into his Manhattan building through a boutique next door, because he's too embarrassed to go through the front lobby, where paparazzi and reporters have been hounding him. The store, however, isn't having it.

"We don't let him do it," says one William Wayne worker. "Why would we want that kind of person in our store?"

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