Penny Marshall Duped By Lamar Odom Impostor

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June 5, 2012 | 2:21pm EST

Actress/director Penny Marshall has allegedly been scammed out of more than $5,000 by a man posing as an assistant to former Los Angeles Lakers star Lamar Odom.
The Laverne and Shirley veteran, a big fan of Odom’s former team, was reportedly targeted at a Lakers game last month when the conman handed Marshall a phone number said to belong to the sportsman himself.
She went on to exchange text messages with a man she thought was Odom over a number of days, and willingly obliged when the impostor asked for a $5,000 loan.
However, the communication ceased once she sent over the money – and it was only then that Marshall realized she had been duped, reports
The actress reportedly got in touch with the real Odom – who is married to reality TV star Khloe Kardashian – and promptly filed a police report when she learned he didn’t actually have an assistant.
An investigation into allegations of grand theft is now underway.