Lohan Tweets: “I Was Not Raised to Lie, Cheat, or Steal”

Starlet's lawyer says Lohan would consider a no-jail plea bargain

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    Actress Lindsay Lohan appears in court during her arraignment on a felony grand theft charge at the LAX Airport Courthouse in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011. She says she's no thief.

    Lindsay Lohan may be a "Mean Girl" but she says she's no thief.

    “Fyi- i would never steal, in case people are wondering,” Lohan wrote Thursday on her Facebook and Twitter accounts, Access Hollywood reported. “I was not raised to lie, cheat, or steal.”

    A day after pleading not guilty to felony grand theft for allegedly swiping a $2,500 necklace, Lohan said she wished she would be "left alone to just work."

    She called it "absurd" that media focused on the skin-tight, white dress she wore to her L.A. court appearance.

    "What i wear to court shouldnt be front page news," Lohan tweeted. 

    Hours earlier, Lohan lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley told CNN her client would be open to a plea deal if it means no more time in the clink.

    "Ms. Lohan maintains her innocence, and now that I've seen the police reports, I believe the case is entirely defensible," Holley told CNN. "Having said that, we will entertain a discussion concerning a plea if it means no jail so that she can move forward with her recovery and her career."

    Lohan reportedly faces up to three years behind bars if convicted of stealing the “one-of-a-kind” necklace from Venice boutique Kamofie & Company on Jan. 22. It’s the most serious charge yet for the troubled actress, whose career has been on the skids through years of legal woes.

    On Wednesday, L.A. Superior Court Judge Keith Schwartz set bail at $40,000, which Lohan posted.

    Judge Schwartz said it seemed Lohan had violated her probation stemming from a 2007 DUI case and warned her not to break the law before her next court date on Feb. 23.

    “Look around this room -- everybody has to follow the law,” Schwartz said. “You're no different than anybody else. Don't push your luck."

    Lohan, who recently completed a three-month stint in rehab, was last sent to jail July 20 for violating the terms of her DUI probation by skipping alcohol counseling classes.

    She was released after serving less than two weeks of the 90-day sentence.

    Selected Reading: CNN, Us, TMZ