Lindsay Lohan: A History of Thievery

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Lindsay Lohan will be formally charged and arraigned today in court after a stunt in which she allegedly ripped off an expensive necklace from a jewelry store.

While the star claims it's just a misunderstanding (isn't it always?), the L.A. County District Attorney believes Lindsay Lohan is a "seasoned" fashion thief.

That's the primary reason why the actress is being prosecuted for felony grand theft, and you can expect her history in this shady arena to be on full display.

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REPEAT OFFENDER: The D.A. will try to paint her as such, and there are certainly enough incidents from which to make a case. [Photo: Pacific Coast News]

In deciding whether to prosecute Lohan, the D.A.'s Office heavily considered THREE OTHER INCIDENTS where Lindsay allegedly pilfered expensive items:

  • She was accused of stealing a $12,000 coat in 2008 from an NYC club.
  • She was suspected of taking a $400,000 necklace in 2009 from Elle.
  • She was accused of taking a $35,000 Rolex from a "friend" in 2010.

Lindsay was not prosecuted or convicted for any of the above, but they show a pattern, and that undisputed fact played a role in pushing the 2011 case.

Prosecutors will ask the judge to admit the three incidents into evidence to show "prior bad acts" if the case goes to trial, as well as two other factors:
  1. Lindsay's repeated run-ins with the law, including two DUIs.
  2. Lindsay's repeated disregard for legal system by failing to perform probation requirements (not going to alcohol ed class, etc), blowing off court (trip to Cannes, etc), and just being an ass (the f--k you nails, etc).

Most importantly, the D.A. has a surveillance video which shows Lindsay walking out of a Venice, Calif., jewelry store with the $2,500 piece in question.

The necklace is partially hidden by other trinkets around Lindsay's neck. Lohan will be arraigned today at 1:30 p.m. California time. Stay tuned ...

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All the items she took in the past just all attached themselves to Lindsay and she didn't realize it and walked out with them.
That girl has such bad luck!!!!! ROFL
Lets face it folks, she is a THIEF and anyone who hires her in the future better keep an eye on anything that isn't screwed to the floor.

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Re:Sally
You are classless and just a piece of trash yourself.
Yep we should just get rid of Hollywood and the hundreds of thousands of jobs that Hollywood creates...that is the smartest thing i have ever heard...NOT!!! Only someone that is as clueless & uneducated like yourself would think that is a good idea.
The only person that is useless and needs to go away is YOU!!!
PLEASE GO AWAY NOW....and take your pea sized brain with you!!!

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Sydney, THANK YOU! I have been behind Lindsay, and will remain so, from the start. She has worked hard from the time she was a very small child to support her family. They have done nothing but take from her. People seem to think that because she's rich she shouldn't get any sympathy but all the money does is make it harder for her to connect with people. She's acted like someone else her entire life and really has no clue how to be "normal". On top of that her family is just a huge joke. All this girl wants is someone that will tell her that everything will be okay and MEAN IT! Maybe she did steal the necklace, or maybe she honestly believed that someone from her staff was filling out the necessary paperwork to borrow it. Either way, she's just a person who deserves compassion. She's never deliberately set out to hurt anyone, which is more than a lot of the people posting on here can say.

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you know what
am i the only one defending her there is a woman here who is sick and tired of her dysfunctional family who rode on her success
sometimes things are just as they are i am not condoning theft, but PROVE IT without a shadow of a doubt
there are no criminals, she hasnt killed anyone ok
just people who make mistakes
its not easy to stay sober,,it really isnt easy to have your every move talked about either
i think shes a talented sweetheart
and well
fame can MAKE YA a bit kooky as its a whacked world
im not saying i know her
but met her last summer and she is an actress we are all a bit off to play other people but the world likes to escape in movies
let her be
i think shes had enough really
if i were her id take a break and move to europe and act and model there
screw the gossip crap REALLY

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Pack her off to some remote place where she has to survive off the land; I'm curious to know how she'd make it without her enablers and entourage.

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Arrest Her NOW!! stupid cops! Put her in jail,,make her GO AWAY!!
she is awful, and lets get rid of all the movie stars,,,what a joke. stop going to the movies and supporting them!! they are all trash, no education, useless!! go away hollywood!!

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I know that prior bad acts can be introduced in a case,but prior acts in which she was not charged or convicted,can they use that? Seems like a prior bad act would have to be something a person was proven to have done or else it's not really worth a lot. Don't get me wrong,I think Lindsay is a bitch of a trainwreck and needs to face the consequenses of her actions. And I think she did steal the necklace but I just wondered about that part.

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APPARENTLY THE HALO HAS FALLEN OFF. THEY OUGHT TO SEND THIS SNARKIE TO JAIL. SHE IS USELESS, UGLY, LIES LIKE A TROOPER, AND THINKS THE WORLD OWES HER, BUT IT DOES NOT. AND HER MOMMIE AND DADDY OUGHT TO WAKE UP, GET A LIFE AND SMELL THE ROSES. THEIR SNARK HAS PROBLEMS AND THEY DO NOT WANT TO FACE UP TO IT. I AM SURE MICHAEL WILL BE IN COURT TODAY PLEADING WITH THE JUDGE THAT HIS DAUGHTER DID NOTHING WRONG, AND DINA WILL BE TALKING TO EVERY NEWS MEDIA TELLING THE SAME THING. PROBABLY WILL BE ON THE TODAY SHOW TOMORROW WITH MATT LAUER.