An Aspen hairdresser accused of stealing Kevin Costner's laptop publicly maintains his innocence, but there's one problem: his written confession.Pitkin County sheriff's investigator Ron Ryan said Friday that Pascal Bensimon handed him a signed written confession in which he admits to stealing Costner's Apple Powerbook G4 laptop while providing hair services for guests attending the Academy Award-winning actor's wedding to Christine Baumgartner in September 2004. Bensimon allegedly admitted to taking the laptop because he was "angry with the woman responsible for the Costner wedding," an affidavit reads."He wrote it out on four or five small notebook pages," Ryan said.The confession, which Ryan said was turned in earlier this month, contradicts a story Bensimon, 44, gave to the Aspen Daily News in which he denied taking the laptop and claimed that he was drugged at the wedding and did not understand the charges against him. Bensimon faces a charge of felony theft in the case.His attorney, Lauren Wolpin, issued the following statement this week: "There has been a misunderstanding concerning the events that occurred at the Costner wedding. Mr. Bensimon and his attorney are working diligently to resolve this matter quickly." Wolpin declined comment when asked about the confession Friday. Bensimon was arrested after Costner's computer consultant, Mark Sheppard, figured out that someone had deceived Apple Computers into creating a new security password for the laptop, which contained Costner's private wedding photos and other family images taken over the years. Last month, Sheppard posed as a journalist for Travel & Leisure magazine and tricked Bensimon him into showing him Costner's laptop. Bensimon turned himself into sheriff's investigators Dec. 12.Bensimon was immediately released from Pitkin County Jail after posting a $5,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in district court Feb. 6 at 10:30 a.m.Public records show that the Colorado Division of Registrations admonished Bensimon in 2004 for forging a signature on his state cosmetologist license. According to the admonishment, Bensimon had a friend forge the name of Candy Shaw Codner, his former employer in Atlanta, Georgia. In a statement to the media, Shaw Codner said Bensimon was terminated from Jamison Shaw Hairdressers in Atlanta in 2003 because he violated a not-to-compete agreement outlined in a contract."I believe it was a crime for Mr. Bensimon's 'friend' to forge my signature, and I am very disappointed that the Colorado Barber and Cosmetology licensing board did not notify me about it," Shaw Codner said in the prepared statement.The Colorado Barber and Cosmetology licensing board was unavailable for comment. Bensimon's attorney declined to answer any questions about the case.Last week, Judge James Boyd granted Bensimon permission to travel to Atlanta to work at Norman Zapien Salon from Jan. 7 through Jan. 14. The judge also denied a request from the tabloid TV show "Inside Edition" to film Bensimon's court proceedings. The judge said he denied the request because "Inside Edition" did not make pooling arrangements with other media that might be interested in footage.Bensimon is an internationally known hair stylist who was born in Casablanca, Morocco. He worked in Paris, New York and Atlanta before moving to Aspen.Costner's film credits include "Dances With Wolves," "The Untouchables," "No Way Out," "Bull Durham" and "JFK." His latest film, "Rumor Has It," opened Sunday.hoop@aspendailynews.com