LOS ANGELES, Calif.–Lindsay Lohan, convicted of violating her probation stemming from two drunken driving arrests in 2007, was free on bail today but still facing charges she stole a necklace from a Venice jewelry shop.
The 24-year-old actress, who was put in a waiting room for several hours yesterday while her bail was being processed, was sentenced to 120 days in jail and 480 hours of community service to be split between the coroner’s office and the Downtown Women’s Center. The jail time and community service is supposed to be completed in a year.
Though Judge Stephanie Sautner reduced the theft charge from a felony to a misdemeanor, the allegation remains unresolved.
Lohan moved to a Venice townhouse late last year and was charged with walking out of a trendy jewelry store on Abbot Kinney Boulevard Jan. 22 with a necklace valued at $2,500. Just a few days before, she had started to leave the boutique with one of two earrings she had tried on still in an ear. The store owner stopped her and got it back.
Celebrity lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley arranged for her $75,000 bail yesterday and filed an appeal regarding the probation violation.
The judge scheduled a pretrial hearing in Lohan’s theft case for May 11, with trial tentatively set for June 3.
Sautner heard some testimony in the theft case Friday.
Los Angeles police Officer Peggy Thusing, the senior lead officer in Venice, testified that
Lohan’s personal assistant called her on Feb. 1 and told her Lohan was upset about an Internet report that she had stolen something. The assistant brought the necklace to the Pacific Station just ahead of officers set to serve a search warrant at her Venice home.