Star of ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ Arrested for Shoplifting $180 in Groceries

December 29, 2017Dec 29, 2017

Actress Lainie Kazan was arrested for shoplifting at a grocery store in the Los Angeles area on Christmas Eve. The 77-year-old actress and star from the hit romantic comedy “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” claimed she was destitute.

But according to Fox News and TMZ, this may not have been the first time that Kazan had used the five-finger discount. Apparently, she’d done it at least a few times before.

Allegedly, Kazan developed a routine where she’d place items in her shopping cart and move the cart past the checker in the checkout line. Security photos have documentation of this.

When Kazan entered Gelson’s supermarket again, authorities were ready for her. On December 24, she got caught trying to steal $180 of food. The reason? Kazan claims that she was destitute.

Kazan starred as Maria Portokalos in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” released in 2002. The film is one of the highest-grossing romantic comedies of all time. She also starred in the film’s sequel, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.”

On Christmas Eve, Kazan walked out of Gelson’s when an employee stopped her and called the cops. Kazan was arrested for petty theft and released from custody at the police station without bail.

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