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Celebrity crime ring busted

By the CNN Wire Staff
Paris Hilton was allegedly among those targeted by a celebrity theft ring.
Paris Hilton was allegedly among those targeted by a celebrity theft ring.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Five people accused of targeting homes of stars, including Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton
  • The group is accused of stealing more than $3 million in jewelry, clothes and accessories
  • All 5 pleaded not guilty to burglary, receiving stolen property, conspiracy charges

Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- Five people accused of being members of a celebrity theft ring that targeted the homes of stars, including Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton, appeared before a judge in Los Angeles, California, on Friday, authorities said.

All pleaded not guilty to burglary, receiving stolen property and conspiracy charges, according to Los Angeles County prosecutors.

The group is accused of stealing more than $3 million in jewelry, designer clothes and accessories from the homes of Hilton, Lohan, Orlando Bloom, Brian Austin-Green and others, said Shiara Davila-Morales, a spokeswoman for the district attorney's office.

Three of the suspects are 19 years old. The others are 20 and 28.