Lindsay Lohan was officially charged yesterday with felony grand theft and prosecutors say they have a STRONG case against her because her history of theft!
She is accused of stealing a $2,500 necklace from a Venice Beach, CA jewelry store. She pled not guilty and was remanded into custody, but first Judge Keith Schwartz warned her, “you’re no different than anyone else…please don’t push your luck.” Lindsay’s bail was set at $20,000, but the judge also revoked her probation in her DUI case and set an additional bail on that matter at $20,000, so Lindsay had to post $40,000, which she did and was released. Lindsay was also warned by the judge that if she violated the law while awaiting trial she would be sent to jail and there would be no bail. Lindsay’s lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley indicated that she and prosecutor Danette Meyers were going to meet and try to possibly work out a plea bargain. Finally Lindsay was also ordered not to contact the jewelry store, after Meyers said someone from the Lohan camp sent the owner flowers, which upset them. Lindsay’s next hearing is set for February 23rd. If convicted, she faces a maximum of one year in state prison.
Meanwhile, TMZ claims that the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office believes they have a solid case against Lindsay Lohan because of her history of taking things. Sources say when the office was considering prosecuting Lindsay, they took into account three prior incidents where she took things that didn’t belong to her. In 2009, Lindsay was suspected of taking a $400,000 necklace from an Elle magazine shoot. In 2008, she stole a $12,000 mink coat from a New York City nightclub. And finally, last year she was accused of taking a $35,000 Rolex from a “friend.” Insiders say that if the case goes to trial, the D.A.’s office plans to ask a judge to admit the three incidents into evidence to show “prior bad acts.”