Lindsay Lohan Could Be Charged In Alleged Jewelry Theft

VENICE (CBS) —Prosecutors are not expected to make a decision Monday on whether to file a criminal case against Lindsay Lohan, who is suspected of stealing a $2,500 necklace from a Venice jewelry store.

Celebrity Web site TMZ had reported that charges could have come as early as Monday.

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The site reports that Lohan, 24, will be charged with a felony, possibly grand theft.

A spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said the case is under investigation, but denied that charges were pending.

“I don’t know where TMZ is getting their information,” spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons said. “We have our investigation under review and a filing decision has not been made.”

Lohan is under investigation for allegedly taking an item from a jewelry store on Jan. 22.

She was seen in a store video wearing a necklace, which later went missing, law enforcement sources told the Los Angeles Times.

As detectives began looking into the case, a Lohan associate brought the necklace to the LAPD’s Pacific Station, according to The Times.

Los Angeles police turned the case over to prosecutors on Wednesday, the newspaper reported.

Lohan spent 14 days in jail last summer for violating probation on a 2007 drug case, in which a small amount of cocaine was found after she was involved in a crash on Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills.

She also faces possible criminal charges for an alleged attack on a worker at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, where she underwent a court-ordered drug rehabilitation program from late September until Jan. 3.

She has been living in Venice since being released from rehab.

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