Lindsay Lohan Probation For Necklace Theft Ends, Judge Pleased With Progress
Lindsay Lohan has successfully finished the informal probation period stemming from her infamous necklace theft case.
As Gossip Cop reported at the time, the starlet was accused of stealing a $2,500 piece of jewelry from a Venice boutique in early 2011, just days after leaving rehab. She ultimately pleaded no contest to a charge of misdemeanor theft, and was put on an extended probation sentence, since she was already under probation for her prior drunk driving cases. The formal probation ended in 2012, as Gossip Cop reported then, and Lohan was ordered to obey all laws until the informal probation ended in 2014.
Superior Court Judge James R. Dabney finalized that on Thursday, saying he had received favorable progress reports from the Lohan’s therapist and the agency with which she’s currently doing community service in London. Dabney revealed that Lohan has completed 102 hours so far, and noted she’s “picked up the pace.” The actress is currently working disabled adults and neglected children.
Lohan, however, is still required to finish the full 240-hour community service commitment, and continue counseling, as part of her other probation that was enacted last year, after she took a plea deal for reckless driving and lying to police. Dabney was content to see that Lohan has a plan to fulfill the requirements, and set another hearing for late January.
The actress was not in attendance, but her lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley appeared on her behalf. Lohan has been in London performing in Speed-the-plow, which plays through November 29. And as Gossip Cop corrected earlier on Thursday, she does not have any current intentions to move back to New York, contrary to an erroneous report.