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Lindsay Lohan under investigation in disappearance of $5,000 necklace

February 1, 2011 | 10:41 pm

Lindsay Lohan is under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department in connection with the possible theft of a $5,000 necklace from a store.

According to law enforcement sources, Lohan was seen in a store video wearing the necklace, which later went missing. After detectives began looking into the case and preparing a search warrant, a Lohan associate brought the necklace to the Pacific Division police station, the sources said.

The investigation, reported earlier Tuesday evening by Radar Online, is continuing.

The investigation is the latest problem for the actress, who is also under investigation in Riverside County for allegedly assaulting an employee at the Betty Ford Center.

Lohan spent three months at the center under orders from Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Elden S. Fox, who spared the actress jail time in October after she tested positive for drugs. He directed her to stay at the center through January.

Fox warned Lohan that he would put her in jail for six months if she violated probation again. It was her fifth time in rehab and she has been to jail three times in connection with the case.

The employee accused Lohan of shoving her, but then told investigators she did not want to press charges. But Riverside County prosecutors said they are continuing to investigate the case. Lohan has denied any wrongdoing through her attorney.

Since leaving Betty Ford, she's been living in Venice.


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-- Andrew Blankstein and Richard Winton

[For the record, 8:57 a.m.: An earlier version of this post incorrectly referred to the Betty Ford Center as the Betty Ford Clinic.]

Photo:  Lindsay Lohan arrives at court last year. Credit: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press