The troubled 26-year-old actress has enlisted the help of her younger sister Ali to make some quick cash after her bank accounts were recently seized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), sending her 18-year-old sibling off to high end vintage clothing store Wasteland to flog some of her most valuable clothes, shoes and accessories.
The 'Liz & Dick' star owed $233,904 in unpaid federal taxes in 2010 and despite being given $100,000 by her good friend Charlie Sheen, she still fell dramatically short of what she owed for 2011 and has now resorted to selling her personal effects to make up the sum.
Ali was seen arriving at the Los Angeles shop with several bags bursting with designer wares, but was shocked when the manager offered her a great deal less than she was expecting.
A source told Radar Online that Ali was moaning: "Thirty dollars for these? They cost $700! This is ridiculous!"
The aspiring model then tried another tactic to increase the value of the items, which included a pair of Chanel pumps and a Balenciaga handbag, by listing all the occasions her famous sister had been pictured wearing them.
She begged: "These have to be worth more, Lindsay was photographed wearing them, that has to add value."
However, the manager stood firm and Ali left disappointed.
Money is not Lindsay's only worry; the starlet was charged with misdemeanour assault after an altercation at a New York nightclub in November, and could have her probation revoked due to lying to police about being behind the wheel of a car accident in June.