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‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ actress arrested for shoplifting food, claiming they are destitute

Singer and actress Lainie Kazan arrives at the premiere of “The Guilt Trip” with Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen in Los Angeles December 11, 2012.

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“My Big Fat Greek Wedding” actress Lainie Kazan was reportedly arrested on christmas Eve for shoplifting $ 180 worth of food from the supermarket.

The actress from one of the highest-grossing romantic comedies ever claimed that they are destitute, according to TMZ.

The 77-year-old actress walked out of a Gelson’s in the Los Angeles Area Sunday for an employee stopped her in her car and called the police.

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Kazan, whose excuse was, reportedly, that they are destitute, was arrested for theft and released from the custody of the police without bail.

Kazan played the boisterous matriarch, Maria Portokalos, in the original 2002 film, as well as the sequel, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.”

Caleb Parke is an associate editor for FoxNews.com. You can follow him on Twitter @calebparke

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