The parents of former Nickelodeon star Amanda Bynes have been given conservatorship of their daughter, telling a judge that Bynes has been exhibiting erratic behavior, including spending “alarming amounts” by buying expensive jewelry for strangers, reports TMZ.com.
Bynes’ parents filed legal documents, which were obtained by the news site, that claim Bynes is a “substantial risk” to herself and others. The documents said that Bynes’ net worth is $5.75 million, with $2.8 million of that invested in real estate.
According to the report, Bynes had been going into stores and buying things for strangers, including Cartier jewelry. She also had a DUI arrest last month and has been accused of shoplifting.
The move follows word earlier this week that Bynes’ doctors obtained a 30-day extension on her psychiatric hold, keeping her in a psychiatric facility in Pasadena, Calif.
The latest developments mirror what happened back in summer 2013, when Bynes was confined to a mental hospital after setting a small fire at a residential home in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Bynes’ mother was granted temporary conservatorship over her daughter’s finances and medical care at that time.