Lindsay Lohan Pleads Not Guilty to Necklace Theft

5:23 PM PST 02/09/2011 by THR staff
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Lindsay Lohan has pleaded not guilty to a felony grand-theft charge that she stole a $2,500 necklace from a Venice jewelry store.

If convicted, the actress, 24, could face up to three years in prison. 
 
Lohan is accused of walking out of a Los Angeles jewelry store without paying for a gold designer necklace in January -- three weeks after serving her fifth stint in drug and alcohol rehab in three years.
 
Friends have said Lohan believed the necklace was on loan.
 
It has since been returned to police.
 
The felony grand theft charge was the most serious allegation against the actress, who is still on probation for a 2007 drunk driving and cocaine possession offense.
 
"You are no different than anyone else, so please don't push your luck," judge Keith Schwartz told her, according to Reuters.
 
She is due to return to court on Feb. 23.
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