The Harvard student allegedly stole makeup from a beauty store in New York

By Eunice Oh and Liz McNeil
Updated August 04, 2010 06:00 PM
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Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani’s daughter was arrested for allegedly shoplifting Wednesday at a Manhattan beauty store.

Caroline Giuliani, 20, a student at Harvard University who lives in N.Y.C. with her mother, was arrested at a Sephora shop on the Upper East Side after allegedly stealing makeup, the New York Post first reported.

NYPD Detective Martin Speechley tells PEOPLE that Caroline is expected to be charged with “petit larceny,” which is a police term for shoplifting goods worth less than $500.

The former mayor’s daughter was taken to a local precinct for processing, and was released. Her next court date is set for August 31. When asked to comment, her attorney Michael Bachner would only say, “Caroline is a lovely young woman. Still, it would be inappropriate for me to comment while her matter is in the legal process.”

Five cosmetic items worth about $100 dollars were found in her purse, sources tell NBC New York.

A rep for Caroline’s mother Donna Hanover had no immediate comment.