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Lindsay Lohan -- Attempted Retail Robbery Victim!

4/15/2011 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lindsay Lohan faces grand theft felony charges for a necklace that we found out was marked up 300%!!!

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TMZ has learned the necklace designer sold Kamofie & Co. the piece for $850 -- that price tag does not qualify for felony grand theft, which requires a value of $950 or more.

Kamofie was trying to sell the necklace to Lindsay for $2,500 bucks.

As we first reported, we're told Lindsay's lawyer, Shawn Holley, will argue the D.A. should only be allowed to charge her client with a misdemeanor because of the value of the necklace.

But even if Holley loses that argument, Kamofie's owner -- who we're told will be testifying at Lindsay's preliminary hearing -- is going to have a PR problem for the mark-up and for selling the surveillance video and shopping a book deal.


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121.

Harveys other Boy Friend    

It seems like this Bitch is two timing again/

1294 days ago
122.

ilovegossip    

@Delmar

YOU'RE missing the point. Lindsay needs to take responsibility for herself!!! No one can do it for her. It doesn't matter what anyone else says about her. She needs to be the responsible one.

So far she hasn't and it's her own fault. Not because some gossip magazine is calling her out for her misdeeds.

Sheesh...

1294 days ago
123.

suza271    

WAIT...Something fishy is going on here. TMZ earlier reported the store had the piece on consignment. WHICH IS IT???

1294 days ago
124.

Shawn    

Using this logic, the Mona Lisa is only worth about $100.....the total cost of the canvas, oil paints and DaVinci's time?!?!?!

The fact that arguments like this are even allowed are a blaring example as to why our justice system is broken, and it's a shame that taxpayer money is wasted on things like this.

1294 days ago
125.

Sloane    

using the theory that the necklace is only worth what the designer sold it to the store for
if you go back a little farther in the life of this necklace..

would it only be worth the weight of the small amount of gold and the tiny stones in it?

in other words- is it then worth only the cost of the raw materials used in it...
maybe the designer should not charge for their work either

absurd isn't it

the value of the necklace is not raw material or the designer selling price
the value is the retail price which is in line with what is the normal

if the designer were Channel-you'd see the price jump tenfold at least-but same raw materials used

good thing she didn't steal it from a higher end place!

1294 days ago
126.

suza271    

Everyone--


This story is wrong. It's the FAIR MARKET VALUE of the item. It's what necklaces like this sell at other stores in the area (or in other areas like Venice) generally. Which, this designer has very high end items up. I've seen necklaces of her's run into the $4000 range.

But, for those of you giving examples on how much the materials are, thats also false. TMZ is not talking about the materials.

This story is very much slanted in Lindsay's favor. Even suggesting the store was planning to "rob" her. Ridiculous.

The fair market value has nothing to do with what the store paid the designer, and TMZ knows that very well. If they actually cared about journalism they would have thought twice about how this story was written.

1294 days ago
127.

Jeanie    

@ Cherie

If that defense does--by chance--fly in court...than that should be written as a NEW LAW for ALL PEOPLE WHO COMMIT THEFT.
And I'M SERIOUS ABOUT THIS!!!

Judges need to consider the ramifications that will come with allowing this type of defense...And that is--that in the future--anyone that has stolen merchandise from a high-end store--can claim the LOHAN defense...and get charged with how much a retail store would've priced it at.

It would make things tougher on the court's system...Because you can't only allow this defense for celebrities...You'd have to make it applicable for ALL people!!

1294 days ago
128.

Jeanie    

Follow up to my recent post:

IN ADDITION: I wouldn't be surprised that if that line of defense flies in court for Lindsay...Than we will see an increase in THEFT from high-end stores...

Think I'm talking b.s.?? Just look at how this might have a ***ulative effect on future theft cases...It would NOT be good.

1294 days ago
129.

Jeanie    

LoL...WHY DID TMZ censor my non-obscene word in my previous post...The word that got censored was:

C U M U L A T I V E

1294 days ago
130.

Nicole     

@Shawn
Yes it is a shame that a prosecutor who wants to become the 2012 Los Angeles District Attorney is willing to waste taxpayers money on ridiculous cases like this.

1294 days ago
131.

Delmar    

@grandma cracker A fresh start to presenting young women would be nice. Skanks, sluts, train-wrecks, etc., this type of talk is rampant on the net. With Lindsay, something more in to the why of her actions. She seems to lack self-protection or preservation. Why? There's superficial talk about her appearance and perceived attitude but little in anything substantial presented about her. In current interviews she looks scared, darty, shifty, and not confident and hardly the bully people say she is. She does not exude the confidence that someone that say Madonna did in her day, or currently a Kim Kardashian or Miley Cyrus and is more in the Britney Spears type of lacking in spirit and seeming defeated mode. If she goes to trial and prevails, I feel it is likely she'll repeat and be on probation or have another trail. She had the incident at Betty Ford, then jewelry theft issue, it's almost like she lacks a certain mechanism to control herself. Is it really due to drugs only? A fresh approach is to be more human and not have her as a constant representation of a "train wreck" or other derogatory terms so often used. The public does not know her true character or attitude and take a few anecdotal bad stories and come to extreme conclusions about her (alot view this as pure entertainment, I think anyone saying LieHo or Lowhans fit in that category). Both sugarcoating and demonizing her are extremes that aren't useful. I'm tired of the black and white stuff regarding issues. In the big picture, Lindsay Lohan is not a huge menace to society, but more a menace to herself (unless she drinks and drives where she would join THOUSANDS of others as being a menace). And she is not the biggest ego or difficult person in Hollywood or entertainment history by a long shot. Many revered legends in song and film make Lindsay look like a saint in comparison.

1294 days ago
132.

Jeanie    

What's sad is that Harvey Levin (he still works for this site right?) is a LAWYER...

He should KNOW better than to post such frivolity!!!

1294 days ago
133.

jbeans    

Put the loser in jail already!! Enough of this skank. I wish she would crawl into a hole and never come out!

1294 days ago
134.

suza271    

OH. MY. GOD. NICOLE-

I honestly don't care if you spew your b-**** about LL being innocent, or about the injustice of July whatever, or tell us how many days she's going to be in jail. But, PLEASE...do you REALLY honestly expect any of us to believe that this case has ANYTHING to do with Meyers running for office????

It has NOTHING to do with it. If Meyers really wanted to use this case, she would be Showboating and talking to the press constantly. AND, (and here's the important part) she would PROMISE a conviction and talk about how Lindsay needs to be put away as a service to the community. She's not doing any of this. So, please, drop this "fact". It makes you seem WAY MORE delusional.

1294 days ago
135.

Bluto    

TMZ you need to go back to remedial math 101! It's a 200% Mark-up. A 100% mark-up would be 2x the price or $1700.

1294 days ago
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