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Lohan To Be Charged With Felony Count Of Grand Theft

LOS ANGELES  (CBS) — The District Attorney's Office announced Tuesday that they would file criminal charges against actress Lindsay Lohan in connection with allegations she stole a necklace from a jewelry store in Venice.

The 24-year-old actress is to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon at the Airport Branch Courthouse in Los Angeles, according to Deputy District Attorney John Lynch.

Lohan is accused of walking out of Kamofie & Co., a jewelry store, with the designer necklace on January 22.

The store's owner reported the alleged theft to Los Angeles police, who described the necklace as "one of a kind."

The celebrity website RadarOnline first reported that investigators had video of Lohan wearing the necklace.

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

Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Division got a search warrant on Feb. 1 to search Lohan's Venice residence for the necklace, but it was handed over to police before the search warrant was served, according to a statement released last week by Los Angeles police.

Police presented the case to prosecutors last Wednesday.

Lohan's attorney denied the necklace was stolen.

Harvey Levin of the celebrity Web site TMZ believes Lohan could get three years in prison if convicted.

Steve Chron, a Santa Monica defense attorney tells KFWB's Maggie McKay and Paul Lowe her lawyers face an uphill battle in defending the troubled starlet.


Lohan spent 13 days in jail last summer for violating her probation in a pair of DUI cases from 2007.

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 early January.

Meanwhile, Lohan's mother, Dina, is hopping mad at the TV show "Glee." On a show that aired Super Bowl Sunday, the show referred to Dina as a big loser and even made a slam against her dog.

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