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Lindsay Lohan Necklace Case: Is She a Jewelry Thief?

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By Stephanie Rabiner, Esq. on February 02, 2011 11:59 AM

Lindsay, Lindsay, Lindsay. Back in the news again? Back in jail again? Well, maybe. Just out of rehab, Lindsay Lohan is again in trouble with the police--this time for allegedly stealing a $2,500 necklace from a high-end boutique in Venice, California.

Spotting paparazzi photos and surveillance video of the Lindsay Lohan necklace around the actress' neck, the store's owner reported the theft to the police.

Before detectives could execute a search warrant, a Lohan associate returned the necklace to the LAPD, reports the Daily News.

The Lindsay Lohan necklace investigation does not end there. California considers a theft of property over $950 to be grand theft--a felony. Prosecutors are holding onto the necklace as evidence, notes Reuters, while they further investigate the claims of both parties. If the prosecutor decides to charge Lohan, she could be facing up to one year in jail. Add additional punishment for a parole violation, which may be coming anyway--TMZ reports that Lindsay's probation officer has been contacted by the LAPD.

If you thought repeated trips to rehab and run-ins with the law have ruined her money-making potential, think again. The Lindsay Lohan necklace defense? The Daily News reports that the store actually loaned her the necklace, but a stylist forgot to return it. Add that to the rare, $135,000 car she was recently loaned (indefinitely, I might add), and you can't help but wonder what kind of voodoo spell she's cast on the world.

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