Lohan Accused of Stealing Mink, Rolex in Past

Lindsay Lohan is free on $40,000 bail after pleading not guilty to felony grand theft charges involving a one-of-a-kind necklace whose owner puts its value at $2,500.

And, reports CBS News correspondent Bill Whitaker, this isn't the first time the troubled actress has been accused of stealing a valuable item.

A crowd of cameras captured Lohan, 24, making a Hollywood entrance at a Santa Monica, Calif. courthouse Wednesday, facing a new judge and new criminal complaint that could land her behind bars for up to three years.

PICTURES: Lohan Charged with Felony Theft
PICTURES: Celebrity Mug Shots
PICTURES: Lindsay Lohan

Through her attorney, Lohan pleaded not guilty to stealing the necklace from an upscale jeweler. She was photographed wearing it. She says it's all a misunderstanding.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Keith Schwartz warned her she's now facing a felony, and said he won't tolerate more bad behavior. "What I'm telling you," he said, "is that you need to follow the law just like everybody else. … You're no different than anyone else, so please, don't push your luck."

Lohan has been accused of stealing before, Whitaker points out. In January 2008, she was spotted in an $11,000 mink coat. The coat's owner claimed Lohan took it from a New York club. Like the necklace in this case, the coat was quietly returned.

Last April, Whitaker notes, Lohan was caught on-camera wearing a missing Rolex valued at $35,000.

Lohan wasn't charged with a crime in either case.

She's now violated her probation stemming from a pair of drunk driving arrests in 2007, and Schwartz told Lohan if she breaks the law again, he'll lock her up without bail.


Watch CBSN Live

Watch CBS News anytime, anywhere with the new 24/7 digital news network. Stream CBSN live or on demand for FREE on your TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Watch Now

New Android App

For your Android phone and tablet, download the FREE redesigned app, featuring CBSN, live 24/7 news.

The all new
CBS News App for Android® for iPad® for iPhone®
Fully redesigned. Featuring CBSN, 24/7 live news. Get the App