There are a few reasons why Lindsay Lohan is being charged with grand theft over a $2500 necklace. Lindsay seems to have a history with lifting expensive items. This item may not have been the most expensive, but the DA is looking at precedence here.


That precedence is what might get Lindsay in trouble. All of the accidental items that turn up missing when Lindsay leaves a photo shoot or club? Yuppers.

Sources connected to the case tell us … in deciding whether to prosecute, the D.A.’s Office heavily considered 3 incidents where Lindsay allegedly pilfered expensive items:

– She was suspected of taking a $400,000 necklace in 2009 from an Elle Magazine photo shoot.

– She was accused of stealing a $12,000 mink coat in 2008 from a NYC nightclub.

– She was accused of taking a $35,000 Rolex from a “friend” in 2010.

Lindsay was not prosecuted or convicted in the three cases, but sources say prosecutors not only heavily considered the prior incidents in making their decision … they will ask the judge to admit the 3 incidents into evidence to show “prior bad acts” if the case goes to trial.

Our sources say there are two other factors that weighed heavily in the decision to prosecute:

Lindsay has had repeated run-ins with the law, including 2 DUIs.

Well, the drama begins at 4:30 EST today, when Lindsay is turning herself in. Do you think she will go to jail again or will she be lucky and escape?

Photos via WENN

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