Lindsay Lohan a Suspect in Jewelry Theft: Report

Celebrity News Aug. 27, 2012 AT 9:30PM
Lindsay Lohan on May 10, 2012 in New York City. Lindsay Lohan on May 10, 2012 in New York City. Credit: Michael Stewart/WireImage

Is Lindsay Lohan in more trouble than she's letting on?

Last week, the troubled starlet, 26, was allegedly questioned by police in connection with a burglary at a Los Angeles home where she had stayed. Following Lohan's visit, the home's owner filed a police report after he noticed thousands of dollars worth of items -- including watches and sunglasses -- had gone missing.

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Though at the time officials made it clear The Canyons star was not being considered a suspect -- and despite the fact that the owner of the stolen goods later went back to police and retracted his story -- TMZ reports that Lohan is, in fact, being formally investigated.

Sources told the site that law enforcement officials have "independent witnesses" who can pinpoint Lohan as having been involved in the crime.

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A rep for the actress, who is still on probation (through May 2014) for her 2011 theft of a $2,500 necklace, could not be reached for comment about the matter, although a source close to Lohan says this is just another attempt to tarnish her image.

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"The guy recanted [his report]," the insider tells Us Weekly. "The cops just want to look into it because it's a salacious story and what better way to drum up some fun press than to knock Lindsay down yet again? . . . If this were anyone else, the case would be done and closed."

In March, Lohan's formal probation from her 2007 Beverly Hills DUI case ended after Judge Stephanie Sautner determined the star had satisfactorily completed the terms of her probation, which included community service and psychotherapy sessions.

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