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Lindsay's Necklace Most Likely Overpriced! She Could Avoid Felony Charges!

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Oh shiz! The girl just got lucky….again!

Lindsay Lohan could avoid felony charges because the alleged stolen necklace is possibly not worth as much as the jeweler claims!

According to several prominent jewelers, the necklace is question is said to be only worth anywhere between $800-$1,000!!

The necklace was sold for $2,500, which jewelers say was extremely overpriced. The good news (for Lindsay) is that if the item in question has a value of less than $950, then Lindsay could only be charged with petty theft, a misdemeanor with a maximum of 6 months in L.A. County Jail.

Lindsay could easily escape going to jail due to overcrowding.

Yet another lucky break for Lindsay!

What do U think?? Does she deserve to be put behind bars?

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60 comments to “Lindsay's Necklace Most Likely Overpriced! She Could Avoid Felony Charges!”



  1. 1

    Is anyone really surprised a jewelry store would mark up the prices? Come on now. And once they started saying they didn't want to press charges…who really believed something like this wouldn't happen? It's truly pathetic.



  2. 2

    lol…. great technicality… Good lawyering… But in all honesty, if they want to get a felony charge, they just have to prove that the necklace traveled thru interstate commerce.



  3. 3

    It is worth what the designer and store say it is worth. What respectable Jeweller would appraise a piece of work without actually seeing it in person
    and examining it properly.
    Who are they to say what an artist's work is valued at and what kind of price
    their reputation and skill is worth. Afterall, they are competitors of this store are they not ? That should speak volumes.. Oh that store is so overpriced
    come and deal at our stores instead, you'll get your money's worth.
    Since when does the law allow the alleged theif and their attorney decide what the value of what they stole is? If this was permitted nobody would be charged with a felon , it sets a terrible precident. ..
    Besides what happened to : I was never in that store, they loaned it to me, if I did take it I didn't mean to it was a mistake. etc etc..
    Typical legal move throw everything against the wall until something sticks.



  4. 4

    She'll just keep on doing it because she never faces any consequences.



  5. 5

    why don't people just leave her alone?



  6. 6

    Girl needs super strict probation and YEARS of random drug AND alcohol testing. That would help more than prison. We need less violent offenders in prison. She also needs to pay at least 2-3x for the retail cost of the necklace to the injured party.



  7. 7

    Isn't it a Beverly Hills jewelry store? Of course it was an over-priced piece. If she gets off this time, I am sure she will do something else and get caught.



  8. 8

    As unfair as it is, I bet the judicial system would love to let her walk. Having a celeb in prison is simply too much trouble - extra staff, dealing with the media, keeping her separated - there are too many extra costs to keep her in jail.



  9. 9

    Surely the true worth has nothing to do with it? If they had it priced at $2500, that's the value. That's like stealing a shitty old car priced at $2000 from a dealer's forecourt and then arguing that it doesn't count as a felony because the car is only "worth" $900. Thieving cokehead bitch should be in prison anyway!

  10. ONIT says – reply to this


    10

    Oh come on, they want to break her neck and they will find anything even if it's her burping in public. She'll go to prison for it.



  11. 11

    I truly believe that Lindsay is trying to get her life in order, she wants to get back to work and give us some more music. If people would just let her. I don't think she stole the jewelry, I just wish she could show the world she can come back.



  12. 12

    Actually Howard Stern suggested this as a good defense just after she was charged.
    Also to say does she deserve jail time? is a stupid question Perez you have not heard all the facts.



  13. 13

    is it just me, or would any of us be locked up without the key. This Bitch is getting breaks all the way



  14. 14

    NO SHIT THE JEWELRY PRICE WAS INFLATED. HOWEVER, THE PRICE TAG SAID 2400 WHEN SHE STOLE IT, SO SHE STOLE A 2400 ARTICLE. IF THIS IS THE CASE I'M GOING DOWN TO MY LOCAL GROCERY AND LIFT A FEW FILET MIGNONS AND IF I GET CAUGHT I'LL JUST SAY THEY'RE OVERINFLATED AND SHOULD BE PRICED LIKE HOT DOGS.



  15. 15

    Stealing is stealing. But, price-gouging is a pretty despicable thing to do also.



  16. 16

    At this point, i'm starting to really feel sympathy for Lindsay Lohan. Before, I figured that she was her own worst enemy and deserved the punishment she was given. But it's just drama after drama in this girls life. Hollywood-pardon my french here- is a fucked up place to be!



  17. 17

    I think Lindsay is innocent so non of that matters. Fact is no she is being charged with grand theft and that is not going to change. Again Lindsay is innocent so non of this matters anyways.



  18. 18

    Someone needs to cram that necklace up her asshole.



  19. 19

    Stealing is stealing. If the necklace sold for $2500, that is what it's worth. This girl needs to be sent to a prison in the middle of nowhere…not in LA, not in NYC, but AWAY from everything. She needs to get her shit together and that is never going to happen unless people start holding her accountable for her actions. Look at what she wears to court! She is disrespectful and acts like a little kid looking for attention.



  20. 20

    For the stuff she has done in the past year or two she should have done more time than she did, because it could have killed someone. This was a victimless (sorta) crime and no I do not think she deserves to go to prison for this. I truly wish her the best because I adored her as an actress and I hope she gets back to the way she was circa mean girls.



  21. 21

    The price is what someone is willing to pay for it. If that necklace was actually sold to someone for 2500 then its worth is 2500. Course now its the infamous Lindsey Lohan STOLEN necklace so someone might be willing to pay a lot more for it



  22. 22

    The store had it on sale for $2500. Lohan thought the price was $2500. Lohan stole it. Actual value is practically irrelevant with jewelry; the same pearl earrings at the mall will be a lot cheaper than some from a Tffany. Thats the business. Whether its worth $2.50 or $25K, its theft - and violation of her (multiple?) court terms. She doesnt just deserve jail time - she needs it.



  23. 23

    I don't understand American reasoning. Theft is theft no matter how much the item stolen is worth!

  24. jkf says – reply to this


    24

    I never heard of a reputable jeweler giving an appraisal from a bad picture. Genreally they like to hold it, weigh it, inspect it closely. If the store says it's a million dollars and she steals it she stole a million necklace from them. Doesn't really matter what someone else might charge



  25. 25

    noooo , damit…she needs to get sent up the river just for being the dumbest kunt on the planet…. ( and most irritating )

  26. jkf says – reply to this


    26

    Re: sookie2 – Obviously you're talking about Howard Stern the attorney because no one with a brain would listen to legal advise from Howard Stern the disc jockey



  27. 27

    What isn't marked up? What is sold for what it's worth?
    The appraisal for the necklace is most likely higher than the sales price, and the worth is lower.
    The defense atty. gets huge money for both attesting her client is innocent and finding a loophole.
    Lindsey has created her own cinema verite reality show.



  28. 28

    I personally believe that if the item is less then $25,000 it should be petty. This is America after all. There is nothing here that cost a measly $2,500 you can consider grand. Inflation mother fuckers!



  29. 29

    She is a theif and a liar. This is not the FIRST time that she has stolen, and it sure as hell is not the first time that she has been caught in a lie. Send her sorry ass to jail - she deserves it. It it were you or I, we would be sent to jail (although we would probably not do something like this in the first place). Why should she get special treatment. She stole it with the price marked on it. That is the value - end of story.



  30. 30

    No retail business is going to price an item based on wholesale price, or the price it took to put the item together. How else will they profit? If the price tag said "$2400," regardless of whether it is "overpriced" or not… it's worth $2400. Some people pay hundreds of dollars for a pair of jeans, when in reality the cost of making the pair of jeans only cost ~ $20.. if someone stole a pair of $300 jeans, will they get off with a petty theft charge because it was made for $20? No… so, the same should apply for Lindsay Lohan.

  31. dodo says – reply to this


    31

    I don't give a hoot about Lohan or the jeweler, but it is ironic that she possibly goes to jail for taking $1000, but the jeweler who rips a customer off for overcharging $1500 is praised for good business practices.



  32. 32

    this is ridiculous, she needs to be punished for something at some point. this girl keeps getting out of stuff for being famous? when in reality, she is a coked out whore who will die young if she doesn't get help in the form of punishment



  33. 33

    OMG, fucking tramp, I got popped for the first time for theft in Walmart(VERY dumb). I got theft over $50 but under $500. They totaled everything I had taken to be about $96, givin that is original price minus Walmart discount. It's fucking insane for her Lawyer to be able to even present that shit before the judge. The bitch is a thieving, crackhead whore who should FINALLY suffer the fucking consequences of her actions.



  34. 34

    Her arrests are the only newsworthy items in her life.



  35. 35

    Oh for fucks sake. A polo shirt is made in China and probably worth $5.00 if that much, so can I now steal 100 of them and be like "nah its just worth $500 actually, thats just petty theft. If the price tag on the item says X dollars then its worth X dollars. She steals and should be punished like every other person who steals.



  36. 36

    Isn't everything at stores sold for more than it's worth? At the store where I work, most things are marked up 70%.



  37. 37

    how on earth do these jewelers examine the necklace? Were they looking at these tabloid pictures?? get real! it may worth only $1000 to them but it was 'one of the kind' necklace' - which mean you can't get it anywhere else and so of course it's going to be more expensive. Stealing is Stealing!!



  38. 38

    951 PLEASE



  39. 39

    Splitting hairs at best. What an item is selling for in a store is what it's worth in that particular store. If people aren't better shoppers, that's their problem.



  40. 40

    This is BS any none celebrity would be in jail but this chick has been given so many chances and keeps screwing up. Please just put her in jail for like a year and MAYBE that will help show her she's not above the law.



  41. 41

    Re: Pablo Perez Alonso – Because she keeps messing up and needs to have some consewuences for her actions rather than thinking she can get away with anything.



  42. 42

    its no defense and the jury wont buy it. the jeweler COULD have sold it to someone for 2500 which means by Lindsey stealing the business is out that money. Nice try LL and her lawyer but it aint gonna fly.



  43. 43

    I want to see the b*tch in jail



  44. 44

    Celebs SHOULD be no different that anyone else. If they break the law they go to jail like EVERYONE else! *shakes head*

    Re: rosebud99



  45. 45

    I worked in a prosecutors office for a little while and a theft $500 or over is what constitutes a felony. Only $499 and under is a misdemeanor.



  46. 46

    I feel so bad for her. This whole thing is such bullshit. She's just being taken advantage of.



  47. 47

    I don't see $2,500 worth of anything in that necklace. I would assume $500 or less looking at both of those necklaces, under $1,000 at the very least.

    That twisted copper thing looks like it would cost $15 from a head shop and the gold chain is on sale everyday Kohl's for $250.



  48. 48

    I could see her buying items on credit, not realizing how overpriced the necklace was. Although the necklace should have been returned immediately,
    A lot of celebrities buy on credit without looking at prices, leaving someone else to figure out how they will afford it or return it to the store.



  49. 49

    Why lock her up now ? Let's wait till she kills somebody.



  50. 50

    It's their prerogative what they charge for an item. No one says a Picasso is only worth the $3.57 of oil paint on it's canvas. Who's making the argument in the 2nd paragraph? -STUPID.



  51. 51

    I would be _very_ interested in finding out how much Lindsay Lohan must have in her accounts now, to be able to fight tooth and nail like this to stay out of jail. I'm also curious as to why she would do so. The only reason I can think of is that she honestly thinks she can get away with this. If this is the case, then we are witnessing perhaps the last throes of a sociopath being exposed to the world. Whether she is convicted or acquitted, redemption for her is near-impossible now. Who will want to be seen with her? Who will work with her? Who will cast her? Hollywood can offer second chances, but is very fickle about them. Any show of recovery will need to be permanent and consistent - a slip even 20 or 30 years from now will ruin her utterly.



  52. 52

    Re: MelissaGirl – please tell me that you're kidding! being taken advantage of ?? are you blind or just stupid ?????



  53. 53

    where does one justifying charging 2500 for a 700 dollar necklace the jewellers should be on trial for ripping off the public
    this girl has nine lives rename lilitty -lilo-kitty



  54. 54

    yes she seems hell bent on getting into jail maybe she met someone last time and wants to her gf again??



  55. 55


  56. 56

    Re: perez posse member 777 – You think a Loise Vuitton suitcase cost $10,000 to make or a Birkin bag is made of $15,000 worth of leather? Get out of here. Every store we shop at marks items up. This is the lamest defense I have ever heard.



  57. 57

    I knew that necklace couldn't possibly be worth 2500…it looks like it barely worth 250. As usual, the celebrities get off with a slap on the wrist…



  58. 58

    uh, duh, the courts don't decide prices (MORON), the store does! Is that Prada dress really worth $5,000? Duh, it's the name AND materials that determine price, NOT just the materials. The necklace was priced at $2,500 when the alleged idiot allegedly stole it, so, it's a felony.



  59. 59

    I've been saying this for weeks. You can get that necklace for about $200 at the jewelry mart in LA.

  60. @v@ says – reply to this


    60

    The defense is that she didn't steal it at retail?!? Lawyers. They earn it, but you pay for it.