15 Celebrities Busted for Shoplifting (and What They Stole!)

From where we are sitting celebrities’ lives seem to be full of glitz and glamour. With unlimited funds in their bank accounts, luxury items, and free fashion products it seems unbelievable that celebrities would be caught shoplifting. However, for some celebrities, money, and fame have not stopped the compulsion to shoplift and the thrill that they feel when trying to get away with it.

Some celebrities like the UCLA basketball players who were caught stealing in China and jailed, as a result, might simply be doing it for the high. Others like Stranger Things actress Winona Rider who was caught red-handed in 2001 may actually suffer from the psychiatric disorder, kleptomania or some other mental disorder.

Here are 15 celebrities who have been busted for shoplifting. You won’t believe the items they stole.

1. Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes in a blue wig and sunglasses walking in New York
Amanda Bynes makes a court appearance in Manhattan in 2013 | Neilson Barnard / Getty Images Staff

In 2014, actress Amanda Bynes suffered a psychotic break which led to her blasting people on social media and having various public incidents of distress. At the time, the What I Like About You actress was accused of stealing a $200 hat from Barney’s in New York City.

Next: A desperate Real Housewife

2. Kim Richards

Kim Richards in 2014
Kim Richards in 2014 | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

We had no idea that this The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star even shopped in Target, but in 2015, Kim Richards was accused of taking $600 in merchandise from the budget shopping store in Van Nuys, California. Richards was jailed for the incident and released the next day after she posted $5,000 bail.

Next: A ‘Stranger Things’ actress 

3. Winona Ryder

Actress Winona Ryder
Actress Winona Ryder at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in 2015 in Park City, Utah. | Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for Sundance

The Stranger Things actress has perhaps the most infamous incident of shoplifting by a celeb. In 2001, she was arrested for stealing $5,500 worth of clothes and accessories at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills. She didn’t work in Hollywood again until 2006, but she also credits the event with saving her life. In 2013, she told Interview Magazine,

That thing that happened, I was starting to have some trouble before that. ‘I think a lot of people think that that is what sort of sent me off in another direction, but I was actually starting to have some trouble a few years before. In a weird way, it was almost like the best thing that could have happened because I’d never asked myself the question before of, ”Is it okay if I’m not going to act? Is there anything else?” because that was all that I really knew.

Next: A fallen teen icon 

4. Lindsay Lohan

Actress Lindsay Lohan in front of pillows.
Lindsay Lohan | Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images

Mean Girls actress Lindsay Lohan has had her fair share of legal troubles.  In 2011 when she was already on probation for a DUI incident, Lohan got in trouble again when she walked out of a jewelry store wearing a $2,500 necklace.

Next: Some immature basketball players

5. UCLA Basketball players


Recently, three members of the UCLA basketball team, LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley, and Jalen Hill were arrested and jailed in China for stealing from three stores — one of the items was sunglasses. The young men are now home and have apologized for the incident. However, now President Trump is at war with Ball’s father, Lavar Ball. Trump seems miffed that Ball isn’t praising him for helping to get his son released from jail.

Honestly, we would have forgotten about this by now if these grown men knew how to act.

Next: This ‘New Girl’ actress 

6. Megan Fox

Megan Fox
Megan Fox | Andreas Rentz / Getty Images

Megan Fox has come a long way since she was a teenager in Tennessee. The mom-of-three and Transformers alum admitted to stealing makeup from Walmart when she was much younger.

Next: The pop star who had a very rough 2007

7. Britney Spears

Britney Spears is in a silver dress on the red carpet.
Britney Spears dissed Kelly in her music video. | Jason Merritt/Getty Images

During her infamous 2007 meltdown when she shaved her head, Britney Spears allegedly stole a wig from the Hustler store in Hollywood as well as a lighter from a gas station. Luckily, Spears is much healthier than she was a decade ago.

Next: An original Charlie’s Angel

8. Farrah Fawcett

Farrah Fawcett attends the 31st Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 1978.
Farrah Fawcett attends the 31st Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 1978. | Ralph Gatti/AFP/Getty Images

The late Farrah Fawcett was best known for her stunning blonde hair and her role as one of the original Charlie’s Angels. However, in the 1970s she was also arrested twice for stealing clothes from boutiques.

Next: This ‘Will & Grace’ icon 

9. Shelley Morrison

Shelley Morrison attends the 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium September 21, 2003 in Los Angeles, California.
Shelley Morrison attends the 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium September 21, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. | Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Though you probably know Shelley Morrison from her role as Rosario on Will & Grace (the original series), you probably didn’t know that the retired actress was arrested and charged with theft for taking costume jewelry from a Robinsons-May department store in 2003.

Next: One of ‘The Hills’ stars 

10. Kristin Cavallari

Kristin Cavallari in 2006
Kristin Cavallari in 2006 | Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Though Kristin Cavallari certainly wasn’t the most dramatic star on The Hills, she was arrested in 2006 for stealing from Tawny Kitaen’s Orange County store.

Next: A music diva 

11. Kesha

Kesha poses on the red carpet in a black dress and purple hair.
Kesha | Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Kesha stole out of necessity. Before she was a major pop star, the singer was homeless and broke, so she took food to survive.

Next: Another star from ‘The Hills’ 

12. Stephanie Pratt

Stephanie Pratt in 2009
Stephanie Pratt in 2009 | Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for The Griffin

It looks like Kristin Cavallari isn’t the only star from The Hills who loves a five-finger discount. In 2006, Stephanie Pratt was caught trying to lift $1,300 worth of merchandise at a Neiman Marcus in Honolulu.

Next: The mayor’s daughter

13. Caroline Giuliani

Caroline Giuliani (L) and her mother Donna Hanover in 2005
Caroline Giuliani (L) and her mother Donna Hanover in 2005 | Donald Bowers/Getty Images

Even if your father is a Trump supporter, who delights in blitting the poor, and is tough on crime, that didn’t stop Rudy Giuliani’s daughter Caroline Giuliani from stealing tons of merchandise from Sephora. Perhaps the former mayor should have focused his attention at home.

Next: An iconic songstress

14. Beth Ditto

Beth Ditto in 2010
Beth Ditto in 2010 | Miguel Villagran/Getty Images

In 2010, singer Beth Ditto admitted to frequently stealing from Goodwill. She also said she had recently stolen a dress from Marshalls.

Next: A WWE diva 

15. WWE’s Emma

WWE's Emma
Emma | Giphy

The WWE diva Emma pled guilty to stealing an iPad case worth $21.14, from a Connecticut Walmart. Upon hearing about the theft, WWE fired her only to rehire her two hours later.

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