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Claim: Account describes woman's finding wallet belonging to actress Lindsay Lohan.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2004]
Origins: We don't yet know anything about the origins or authenticity of this piece. The putative scanned images of actress Lindsay Lohan's American Express card and driver's license may have been produced by someone who found her dropped wallet, or they may have been produced by someone who had access to her personal possessions by some other means. The text accompanying the images may be an accurate account written by the same person who found the wallet and created the scans, or it may be a completely fabricated account that someone else tacked on to the images. All we know for sure is that the New York Post reported
[Lohan] apparently misplaced her handbag, which was found Saturday by a guest at a party at an Upper East Side bar for alums of Providence College.Frankly, the account provided with the scanned images sounds rather less like the words of a cautious wallet-finder and more like an attempt to sling some mud in
The lucky finder was showing off Lohan's California driver's license, her black American Express card and other things she'd rather we didn't mention.
"It was like when you're in fifth grade and one girl in the corner shows off her boobs," chuckled one titillated bystander. "People were dying to see."
(Only Ms. Lohan's street address was blacked out in the original version of the images displayed above. We have also blacked out portions of the American Express card number and the driver's license number, since we don't know for sure that those documents, if real, have since been invalidated and reissued with new numbers. We also don't know why the driver's license gives
Last updated: 8 December 2004
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