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Lindsay Had Enough Cash For Jewelry Purchase

2/8/2011 2:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Lindsay Lohan had more than enough cash on hand when she took the $2,500 necklace out of an L.A. jewelry store ... sources tell TMZ.

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TMZ broke the story ... the L.A. County District Attorney's Office will file felony grand theft charges against Lohan any day ... though we're told it won't be today.

Sources connected to the case tell us ... Lindsay had around $6,000 in cash with her because she had been eyeing a ring in the store, which was going for $3,400.  Lindsay had gone to the store several times previously, debating whether to buy it.

Short story ... Lindsay had enough money to buy both the ring and the necklace on the day in question.

We've learned the surveillance video shows Lindsay walking out of the store wearing the necklace, without paying.  In the video, the necklace is partially hidden by other jewelry Lindsay is wearing around her neck.


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Rose5491    

C'mon Harvey. Can't you and your high school dropout employees come up with something better than this?

I know that you are trying to keep us entertained until SCH comes back to town tonight and the D.A. files charges tomorrow... but SURELY you can come up with something better than this.

I'd be willing to bet that most shoplifters have enough money (or a credit card) to pay for what they steal. They steal for the thrill of it most of the time. It's an adrenalin rush.... it creates a buzz... just like drugs and alcohol.

And that's why, IMHO, Lindsay has a history of stealing.... she likes the buzz and when she can't get drugs (or is forced to stay off of them for some reason... like.... uhhhhhh... let me think.... ummmm... oh .. yea...like probation)... then she gets her high by shoplifting. The risk/danger is exhilarating for her.....

1250 days ago
17.

Aaron    

3400 + 2500 + Sales Tax = More Than $60...00

TMZ Fail

1250 days ago
18.

Stella    

face it folks.....sadly, she's going to walk....people like her always slither out of situations like these....doesn't really matter because her career in films is over.

1250 days ago
19.

Spot    

I'll bet there are dozens of jewelery makers who could exactly duplicate that necklace and be glad to sell it to her for $900.
The first thing she needs to do is have 2 or 3 of them do exactly that and get the felony thrown out. If a judge agrees that the value is less than the $950 needed to make a felony then step two is to file ethics complaints against the DA for charging the crime as a felony in the first place.
After doing both steps above, she would still have plenty left over from the money she had with her when she walked out of the store wearing that insanely overpriced piece of original and unique crap.

1250 days ago
20.

sam    

Not the issue, Winona could have purchased her stolen items too.


FUNNY HOW ALL THE COMMENTS DERIDING THE VALUE OF THE NECKLACE HAVE DECREASED EVER SINCE PEOPLE POINTED OUT THAT LINDSAY'S LEGGINGS ARE REALLY WORTH $5.99 !!

1250 days ago
21.

Rose5491    

Lol.... very true Sam... very true .....

1250 days ago
22.

John    

So she's broke but has 6k cash on her.

I can't believe any producer, director and etc. would even begin to consider this piece of trash for a picture. I see those behind the reboot of Superman want her in the picture. If so, I won't be seeing it.

I'd love to have this POS and her train wreck of a mother in dunking booths 24 hours and let the public drown them.

1250 days ago
23.

Marilyn    

It's done for thrills...
That's why she does a lot of things she does.
Thrills.

1250 days ago
24.

sam    

Thank you Rose5491 :)


Dreamon,
TMZ reported about 2 yrs ago that she had a $60...0,000 credit card bill and was behind in payments.

Her credit may be shot?

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No credit or debit card? Cash?

Posted at 10:07 AM on Feb 8, 2011 by dreamon

1250 days ago
25.

Murf    

Why is this woman walking around free? Here in Illinois if you drive off without paying for a tank of gas your put in jail.
Can't you people in California get the law right? Oh right, if your a celeb in California you write your own law. Oh now I get it. Celebs do what they want because the California law enforcement is AFRAID OF THEIR MONEY!

1250 days ago
26.

Soetoro    

Al Capone had enough money not to evade taxes. Alas, he did the crime and the time.

1250 days ago
27.

cementmixer    

She should get life in prison. What a AHOLE.

1250 days ago
28.

LieHoShouldBeInJail    

This and the previous article are obviously spin for damage control. LieHo is suddenly up for a "major movie role"? Really? Now? When was Machete filmed? 2009? A bit part?
Now someone says LieHo had enough cash to buy that necklace if she wanted to. Really? Why didn't she then, since she walked off with it? I mean, where's the fashion shoot she borrowed it for? Seems to me she just obtained it to wear non-professionally. Hopefully the assistant will at least be kind enough to testify that she had a conversation with the clerk and were given permission to borrow it without paperwork.
I love to follow good propaganda. When's the photo op at the homeless shelter - this afternoon? LieHo has to show her concern for the poor. And baby ducks. With those lips, she has to be concerned about ducks.

1250 days ago
29.

MissChris    

$2500 for that? Not worth it! $60...00 cash for dope...priceless!

1250 days ago
30.

sam    

Also Michael says he's been giving her 'lots' of money.

A lot of the money he gets from the tabs and paps is ca$h.
Lilo would also get a lot of cash from the paps for pics, all likely UNREPORTED INCOME.

Surprised the IRS didn't pursue this.

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