Lindsay Lohan Dawn Holland is Lying for MONEY

1/22/2011 9:30 AM PST

Lindsay Lohan -- Dawn Holland Is Lying for MONEY

Lindsay Lohan believes fired Betty Ford staffer Dawn Holland is lying and scheming against her in a shameless attempt to exploit the actress for a quick payday ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Lindsay tell us ... Lohan was fuming when she learned Dawn picked up a new lawyer -- insisting the move is an "obvious" sign Dawn wants money ... from either a settlement or through a civil suit.

We're told Lindsay is still very confident the D.A. will not press charges against her -- no matter what Dawn decides to do -- because LiLo doesn't believe she did anything wrong.