Lindsay Lohan may face criminal charge in theft

Wed Feb 2, 2011 6:41pm EST
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By Alex Dobuzinskis

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Prosecutors on Wednesday were considering whether to file charges against Lindsay Lohan following a police probe into whether the troubled actress stole a $2,500 necklace from a jewelry store.

If charges are filed, it would mean Lohan violated her current probation in a separate drunken driving case, and she could face a possible jail sentence of six months.

Police have submitted the case to Los Angeles prosecutors for possible criminal charges, said Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office.

The necklace was taken on January 22 from a boutique in the beachside Los Angeles neighborhood of Venice, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement.

Surveillance video from the jewelry store shows Lohan wearing the necklace, according to media reports.

On Tuesday detectives obtained a search warrant for Lohan's Venice home, but before detectives arrived the necklace was returned to a police station.

An attorney for Lohan did not return calls for comment.

Lohan recently completed a stay at the Betty Ford Center, in her fifth stint in rehab in three years, as a result of failing a drug test while on probation for a 2007 drunken driving and drug conviction.   Continued...

<p>Actress Lindsay Lohan sits courtside before the NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles, California, January 9, 2011. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson</p>