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Lindsay Lohan lawyer: 'We vehemently deny these allegations'

By Alan Duke, CNN
Lindsay Lohan is currently on supervised probation for a drunk driving conviction.
Lindsay Lohan is currently on supervised probation for a drunk driving conviction.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The L.A. district attorney is considering a felony theft charge against the actress
  • A jeweler reported the "one-of-a-kind" necklace missing last month
  • The jewelry was given to police just before they were to search Lohan's home

Los Angeles (CNN) -- Lindsay Lohan's lawyer "vehemently" denied that the actress stole a necklace from a Venice, California, jewelry store last month.

The Los Angeles County district attorney is considering a felony theft charge against Lohan after her stylist handed over the "one of a kind necklace" to police just before they were to search her apartment, according to the police and the prosecutor's spokeswoman.

"We vehemently deny these allegations and, if charges are filed, we will fight them in court, not in the press," Lohan lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley said Saturday.

Los Angeles County district attorney spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons on Saturday denied a media report that a decision had already been made to charge Lohan.

"The case remains under review," Sandi Gibbons said. "When we make a decision, we will let everyone know."

The necklace was valued at $2,500, a statement from the Los Angeles Police Department said.

Warrant out to search Lohan's home
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"As part of the grand theft investigation, detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific area obtained a search warrant on February 1, 2011, for actress Lindsay Lohan's Venice residence, to search for the necklace," the statement said.

Lohan, 24, is currently on supervised probation for a drunk driving conviction. The judge overseeing her case told her in October that he would send her to jail for 180 days if she violated her probation rules before her next court appearance, set for February 25.

She left the Betty Ford clinic a month ago after three months in a drug rehabilitation program. The rehab stint persuaded the judge not to send Lohan to jail for failing a drug test.

CNN's Brittany Kaplan contributed to this report