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Penny Marshall

DUPED for Over $5k by

Lamar Odom's 'Assistant'

6/5/2012 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0604_lamar_odom_penny_marshall_getty_tmz_2Attention filthy rich LA Lakers fans -- Lamar Odom does not have a cash-strapped assistant ... something director Penny Marshall learned after getting jacked for several thousand bucks.

Sources tell TMZ the double-cross started at a Lakers game last month ... when a man claiming to be LO's assistant gave Penny a phone number he said was Lamar's.

We're told Penny and the person she thought was Lamar texted back and forth for several days -- when finally "Lamar" asked her to loan his assistant a chunk o' cash. Ever the faithful Lakers fan, Penny forked over more than five grand to the faux "assistant."

Hook. Line. Sinker.

After that, we're told "Lamar" suddenly stopped texting, Penny got suspicious, and contacted the real Lamar ... who told her he doesn't even have an assistant.

Penny has filed a police report with the LAPD, and we're told they've opened a grand theft investigation. Penny's rep had no comment.

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1.

Cartman    

She can afford it and it's a cheap lesson if she fell for such a stupid con.


Lamar has money, why would he ask anyone to front cash to others? Duh, Penny.

684 days ago
2.

My Big Salami    

Laverne you should've just called The Fonz!...He would've gotten all your $$$ back!

684 days ago
3.

Eddie    

God, do I ever hate thieves and crooks and burglars...but seriously — this is gold, Jerry. GOLD!!

684 days ago
4.

just my opinion    

this story is so unbelievably weird and random. laker fan? ok..but doesnt she realize that he no longer plays for the lakers so why would his assistant be at the game? why would she be texting faux lamar for several days...what did she want exactly? this is just weird. i think she wanted to bang lamar and thought the 5k was the price. i cant wrap my brain around it any other way. she's a cougar and wanted some black snake moan.

684 days ago
5.

Jay    

Is she stupid OR WHAT? Like Lamar is going to be texting her? Like without even seeing him face to face she electronically gave over $5 thou? Geesh, sounds like she was trying to be a nice lady, sorry, but she is so dumb and gullible, cannot trust anyone these days!

684 days ago
6.

Truth    

WHAT A DUMBAZZ!! EVER HEAR OF MEETING LAMAR IN PERSON TO VERIFY??? HOOK, LINE, SINKER IS RIGHT. SHE'S THE SAME TWIT WHO FALLS FOR THOSE ONLINE N-I-G-E-R-I-A-N SCAMS. BITCH IS LUCKY SHE HAS MONEY. #TRUTH!!

684 days ago
7.

PokerStar    

She can't get Lenny to collect it, he was run over recently in NY.

If Laverne would send $5K to *****ia, she can also collect some more money, lol.

It's 2012 and she really fell for the, "Lamar needs funds" scam? Seriously?

$5K to her is like $5 to us commoners, but she really fell for that scam?

C'mon Laverne, don't tell us you're getting senile already?

684 days ago
8.

BigDawg    

What an absolute genius... I wonder who she is voting for in November ??

684 days ago
9.

Cheryl A.    

Penny, Penny, Penny!! What on Gods green Earth were you thinking? Don't become one of those "the nice man said he would blacktop my driveway for $200 then said if I didn't pay him $5000 he was going to call the police and have me arrested" old ladies.

684 days ago
10.

Bridget    

That isn't even a good con. Who falls for that? Well, atleast she can afford to lose it. Hope they catch the guy.

684 days ago
11.

ozkar1486    

Dat bitch just trying to make some money

684 days ago
12.

Amy    

You can't be that stupid and expect to not be taken advantage of. She deserved it.

684 days ago
13.

shiela    

Hey Penny, It's Shirley, Carmine and I got stuck in NY, could you send me some money? 10,000 should cover it...hehehe hahaha can you say SUCKER

684 days ago
14.

Kari    

Didn't Penny think it was odd that Lamar didn't just loan the money? It doesn't make sense.

684 days ago
15.

pattycake    

if she wasn't so fu%ked up all the time maybe she wouldn't be so stupid... the woman is waisted most of the time

684 days ago
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