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List of celebrities who have been caught shoplifting or have allegedly stolen something which led to an arrest. Stars seem to have it all, so what more could they want? For some well-known people in Hollywood, money and fame are just not enough. They want more! Perhaps it's the thrill of cheating the system and getting away with it. Unfortunately, celebs like Megan Fox and Britney Spears, have all been caught red-handed.

One of the most famous shoplifting cases in Hollywood involves actress Winona Ryder, who stole over $5,000 worth of designer clothing and accessories at the Beverly Hills Saks Fifth Avenue in 2001. Ryder was convicted of grand theft, shoplifting, and vandalism, but was later acquitted to a burglary charge. A few years later, Lindsay Lohan made headlines after being arrested for reportedly stealing a necklace from a jewelry store, which landed her in jail. Other famous kleptomaniacs and celebrity thieves include Amanda Bynes and Farrah Fawcett. 

When a person has the constant urge to steal, a more serious problem arises. Shoplifters might joke around or feel good after getting a "five finger discount," but in reality they might be suffering from kleptomania, which is a psychiatric disorder. After a famous person is caught shoplifting, it doesn't necessarily mean he or she is a klepto, although it could be that they are going through other mental problems. During Britney Spears's notorious meltdown, she allegedly stole a blue lighter from a gas station as well as a wig from the Hustler store in Hollywood. For these and more disgraced stars, check out the list of the celebrity shoplifters Hall of Shame. 


Winona Ryder is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 21 Celebrities Who Have Been Caught Shoplifting
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Arrested for stealing $5,500 worth of clothes and accessories at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills (2001)

Age: 46

Birthplace: USA, Minnesota

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Lindsay Lohan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 21 Celebrities Who Have Been Caught Shoplifting
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Walked out of a jewelry store with a $2,500 necklace (2011)

Age: 31

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

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Megan Fox is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 21 Celebrities Who Have Been Caught Shoplifting
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Admitted to stealing make-up from Wal-Mart when she was a teen

Age: 31

Birthplace: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States of America

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Amanda Bynes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 21 Celebrities Who Have Been Caught Shoplifting
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Accused of shoplifting a $200 hat from Barney's on Madison Avenue in New York City (2014)

Age: 31

Birthplace: Thousand Oaks, California, United States of America

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