Lohan Accused of Stealing Mink, Rolex in Past

Lindsay Lohan wearing $11,000 mink coat in Jan. 2008. The coat's owner, says CBS News correspondent Bill Whitaker, claimed Lohan took it from a New York club. The coat was quietly returned. She wasn't charged with any crimes. CBS

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.

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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.
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