American actress and singer, Lainie Kazan, who is best known for her role in the popular film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” was arrested on Christmas Eve for shoplifting $80 in groceries on Christmas Eve.
According to a TMZ law enforcement source, the 77-year-old actress was said to have loaded her cart with $180 worth of groceries from a Gelson’s grocery store in the San Fernando Valley, California.
Lainie was caught by an employee while she was walking out of the grocery store, without paying for the food she stuffed into several reusable bags.
Police authorities were notified and the Emmy-nominated actress was detained for petty theft and was taken to a police station in handcuffs.
The actress who was said to have claimed that she didn’t have any money on her which was why she didn’t pay for the groceries, was given a citation and released without bail.
Kazan, who played hilarious mother Maria Portokalos in the movie “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” was nominated for an Emmy for her guest role in St. Elsewhere in 1988.