Lindsay Lohan, 24, surely hoped 2011 would give her time to rebuild her life after her legal saga last year, when the courts confined her to months of rehab until early January.

Now, a TMZ source says Lohan's attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, has received a fresh heap of bad news about her client: As early as Monday, Lohan will reportedly be charged with felony grand theft, accused by a trendy Venice, Calif., jewelry boutique of stealing a $2,500 necklace from their store last month.

Conviction could bring a maximum sentence of three years behind bars. And since Lohan remains on probation, the D.A.'s filing charges could mean immediate jail time for probation violation.

With stakes so high for the troubled starlet, perhaps that's why the district attorney's office has made an official statement refusing to confirm TMZ's claim at this time, and specifying that the investigation remains "under review," with no official decision made about charges yet.

TMZ insists that Lohan was informed Friday night, via a phone call with Holley, that the criminal charges are going forward.

While the case was under investigation, the actress apparently claimed that the necklace she's accused of swiping was loaned to her -- and that, unbeknownst to LiLo, her stylist simply forgot to return it in time. This week, Michael Lohan made a statement to PopEater exclusively, saying that the entire accusation is a "ridiculous" misunderstanding.