'Petty' Bai Ling
By M&C People Mar 4, 2008, 18:33 GMT
02/07/2008 - Bai Ling - © Chris Hatcher / PR Photos
Actress Bai Ling says she made an "innocent mistake" when she allegedly took a pack of batteries and two tabloid magazines at Los Angeles International Airport without paying for them.
CNN rpeorts that Ling was charged with petty theft on Monday.
The Chinese actress posted on her blog that she's "relieved" that prosecutors decided not to pursue the more serious misdemeanor charge against her.
The actress faces a $250 fine for allegedly shoplifting $16.22 worth of items, including two Star magazines, said city attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan.
"There's no jail time associated with that amount," Mateljan said.
The actress was arrested Feb. 13 after she was detained by a store employee.
She later told E! News that she was having an "emotionally crazy" day because she and her boyfriend broke up right before Valentine's Day.