Lindsay Lohan Doing Well on Morgue Community Service

Lindsay Lohan has been defying her ‘bad girl’ image and taking community service pretty seriously, according to authorities. The actress (and now Playboy centerfold) has been piling up the hours at L.A. County coroner’s office, and is ahead of schedule on her court-ordered service.

For her community service, Lohan has been working as a janitor for 12 days a month at the morgue. This came after Lohan spent just a few hours of a 30-day jail sentence behind bars.

On December 14th, Lohan is set to appear before Judge Stephanie Sautner for a probation update. Those in the know told the LA Times that the 25-year-old could have finished her community service by March.

Her current sentence was originally imposed in May, following repeated probation violations in connection with the theft of a necklace from a Venice jewelry store and a 2007 driving under the influence conviction.

Court reports say Lohan missed 12 of 20 scheduled workdays at the Downtown Women’s Center, and canceled 14 of 19 appointments for court-ordered psychotherapy. Under her new sentence, Lohan has to attend 18 psychotherapy sessions – failure to do so could see her returned to jail for a heftier 270-day sentence.

When offering Lohan this latest deal, Judge Sautner warned the actress, “This is what we really call putting the keys to the jail in the defendant’s hands.”

Are you surprised by Lindsay’s uncharacteristically upstanding behavior?