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Cops: Shyster Shtole Sheckler's Shekels

11/13/2009 6:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Pro skater and MTV reality star Ryan Sheckler just found out he was missing $365,000 -- and cops think he may have been stabbed in the back big time.

Cops just arrested Matthew Mercuro today -- who was the Chief Financial Officer for Ryan's two companies -- and charged him with embezzling more than $365,000 from the 19-year-old skater ... which amounts to two felony counts of grand theft.

If convicted, Mercuro could spend more than 6 years in state prison.

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