LATEST: Ex-BEVERLY HILLS 90210 star Ian Ziering's former housekeeper has been convicted of stealing from the actor and one of his friends.

A jury convicted GLORIA LOPEZ on Friday (15AUG03) of grand theft for stealing a pendant that had belonged to Ziering's late mother, along with other items.

Lopez also was convicted of petty theft for stealing a mobile phone from Ziering's friend, actor DAVID SHEINKOPF.

Lopez, 48, faces a maximum of three years and six months in prison when she is sentenced on 11 September (03). She was ordered jailed without bail.

Lopez's attorney CATHRYN SHIN told jurors the housekeeper found the items in the trash.

In testimony, Ziering said that after the items disappeared he went to a friend's house where he knew Lopez also worked and found "a treasure trove" of items in Lopez's car.

He says, "I am a little disappointed in myself for being so trusting."

18/08/2003 09:14