Anne Hathaway's Beau Bounces Bad Checks

Actress Anne Hathaway's boyfriend, an Italian businessman with a string of legal woes, turned himself in to New York police and was charged this week for writing bad checks.

Raffaello Follieri, 28, surrendered to police on Thursday and was charged with bouncing a $215,000 check.

"Follieri wrote a check in September, and the complainant tried to cash it a number of times. When he realized it could not be cashed, he filed a complaint on March 24," Detective Brian Sessa of the New York City Police Department told ABC NEWS.com.

When Follieri presented himself to police at the Midtown North station house, he was issued a desk appearance ticket for a Class B misdemeanor.

Police would not confirm reports printed in the New York Post that the check was made out to John Morrongiello, a real estate executive from New Jersey.

Follieri has reportedly been dating Hollywood ingénue Anne Hathaway, star of "The Devil Wears Prada" and "The Princess Diaries" since 2005, but her representatives would not comment on the arrest.

In 2007, real estate mogul Ron Burkle sued Follieri for misusing $55 million in a joint venture to buy and resell properties owned by the Catholic Church.

"The improper personal exchanges included, among other things, excessive use and inappropriate private jet travel for Follieri, his actress girlfriend and his father," the lawsuit reads.

In June, the Follieri Group stepped down as managing member of the joint venture with Burkle's Yucaipa Investments, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The young businessman was recently ordered to pay $240,000 to the Washington, D.C., public relations company that represented him in his court battle with Burkle. Additionally, the private jet company that allegedly shuttled him and Hathaway about, sued the joint venture for failing to pay $458,852 in chartering nine flights, reported the Post.

Follieri is chairman of the Follieri Foundation, which, according to the group's Web site, works to fund vaccinations for children in the developing world, and provide financial assistance to students receiving Catholic educations.

When contacted by ABC NEWS, Cyrus Vance Jr., Follieri's lawyer, said he was attending a funeral and unable to comment.

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