Actress Lainie Kazan, who played the matriarch in the “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” movies, was arrested on Christmas Eve for stealing groceries, TMZ reported on Sunday.
The 77-year-old film star allegedly filled reusable bags with $180 worth of groceries from Gelson’s in California’s San Fernando Valley and walked out to her car without paying, sources told the website.
An employee stopped Kazan, and the authorities were notified. She was reportedly arrested for petty theft before being cited and released without bail.
Sources told TMZ that Kazan explained she took the items without paying first because she had no money on her.