Lohan To Be Charged Over Alleged Necklace Theft

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February 6, 2011 | 10:15am EST

Lindsay Lohan is to be charged with felony grand theft for allegedly stealing a $2,500 necklace from a Venice, California jewelry store.
According to TMZ.com, the Los Angeles County District Attorney is expected to file the case against the actress on Monday following an investigation into the missing item, which was reportedly turned over to police by one of the star’s associates last week.

Surveillance video from the store shows Lohan with the piece of jewelry in question on 22 January, and there are photos of her wearing what appears to be the same necklace a week later.

If convicted, the Mean Girls star faces a return to prison – for a maximum of three years.

The actress is planning to fight the charge and maintains she took the item on loan.

Lohan’s lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, says in a statement, “We vehemently deny these allegations and, if charges are filed, we will fight them in court, not in the press.”