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Lindsay Lohan ahead of schedule to finish community service

December 8, 2011 | 11:19 am

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Lindsay Lohan is making headlines for her upcoming Playboy centerfold. But law enforcement sources said she's been quietly putting in her required hours of community service at the L.A. County coroner's office and is now ahead of schedule for completing the court-ordered service.

Lohan is scheduled to appear before Judge Stephanie Sautner Dec. 14 for a probation update, and those familiar with her community service say she has been doing more than 12 days a month at the county morgue. At this rate she could finish her community service by March in connection with her probation violation on her necklace theft conviction and 2007 driving under the influence conviction.

Last month, the judge sentenced Lohan to 30 days in jail and ordered her to complete her entire community service at the morgue, where she works as a janitor. The jail time amounted to a matter of hours.

Lohan admitted to violating probation by missing required work days and appointments. Lohan missed 12 of 20 scheduled workdays at the Downtown Women's Center imposed in May when she pleaded guilty to the necklace theft from a Venice jewelry store. Lohan, 25, also canceled 14 of 19 scheduled appointments for court-ordered psychotherapy, they said.

Under the judge's order, she must also attend 18 psychotherapy sessions. Sautner warned the actress that if she failed to meet the terms of her probation, she will be returned to jail for another 270 days. "This is what we really call putting the keys to the jail in the defendant's hands," Sautner told Lohan.

Lohan is required to report to the court each month and was seen last week visiting probation staff. She appears on the cover of next month's Playboy. Images of the cover have already been leaked. The photos were shot between sessions at the county morgue and court appearance last month. 

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Photo: Lindsay Lohan arrives at Airport Courthouse Credit: Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times

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