Lindsay Lohan‘s grand theft charge may be reduced to a misdemeanor, due to the fact that the necklace she allegedly stole may not be worth what the jeweler claims. Â The necklace in question was priced at $2,500, but quite a few jewelers have chimed in to say the necklace is only worth about $800.
If this turns out to be true, it’s good news for Lindsay, as grand theft charges are based solely on the actual value of the item. Â The cutoff level is $950, so as long as the necklace is valued under that threshold, Lindsay’s looking at a petty theft charge with a maximum of six months in countyâ€¦ and of course we know she’s never see the inside of a cell if that’s the case.
Now that she’s finally gotten some semblance of control over her drug and alcohol problems, Lindsay Lohan has had to invent another way to stay in trouble, and it seems she’s chosen high-class shoplifting. Â Last week a jewelry story in Los Angeles filed a theft report for a $2,500 necklace that Lindsay had been trying on.
Police obtained a search warrant for Lindsay’s home, but the search ended up not being necessary, as one of Lindsay’s people returned the necklace to the police. Â If convicted for grand theft, Lindsay faces a pretty bleak future, as she’s still on probation and judges have given her warning after warning to stay out of trouble.
Troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan has reportedly been named as a suspect in the theft of a $35,000 Rolex watch. The watch allegedly belongs to one of Lohan’s acquaintances, who claimsÂ they left it at the actress’s home and never got it back. Police reportedly questioned Lindsay Lohan on Wednesday at her home about the missing watch, according to TMZ.com. An unidentified ‘source’ allegedly claims police have “photographic evidence” linking Lohan to the missing watch.
Lindsay Lohan’s lawyer, however, says she has nothing to do with any theft. “The allegations are completely untrue,” Shawn Chapman Holley said in a press statement. No arrests or official charges have been made so far in regard to the alleged theft.
This isn’t the first time Lindsay Lohan has been linked to mysteriously disappearing high-priced items. Last year, Lohan was questioned by Scotland Yard after $400,000 of jewelry vanished following an Elle magazine photo shoot in London. The missing diamond necklace and earrings were never found and the case remains unsolved.
Lohan was also accused in 2008 of stealing a mink coat from Columbia University co-ed Maria Markova at a nightclub. Markova claimed her $11,000 fur coat went missing from the 10ak nightclub during a private party and she later spotted the actress wearing what seemed to be her jacket. The coat was later returned without explanation and the case against Lohan settled for an undisclosed amount.