Lindsay Lohan back in court, store owner says they had no necklace deal

Lindsay Lohan back in court, store owner says they had no necklace deal
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(CBS/KCBS/AP) Actress Lindsay Lohan is back in court, this time to face a new judge in a preliminary hearing to determine if there is enough evidence for Lohan to stand trial in her felony grand theft case.

The "Mean Girls" star was charged with felony grand theft after the jewelry store Kamofie Co. reported that she stole a "one of a kind" necklace worth a reported $2,500.

Lohan has pleaded not guilty and rejected a plea deal last month that reportedly would have entailed 60 to 90 days in jail.

Today, store owner Sofia Kaman, the first witness to testify at the preliminary hearing, told the judge she waited to report the necklace missing because Lohan had told her she would return the next day to buy a ring.

Kaman also says she did not have any agreement with Lohan that allowed her to leave with the necklace.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner could sentence the 24-year-old troubled starlet to three years in jail if she determines Lohan violated her probation after her 2007 DUI case, reports CBS station KCBS.

Alternately, Sautner could also decide to use a California law that would reduce Lohan's felony charge to a misdemeanor. Though, the law can only be used when the offense is relatively minor and the defendant doesn't have a lengthy criminal record, the station reports.

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