Lindsay Lohan — PURSE RETURNED … Minus $10,000

Lindsay Lohan
“s purse has made it back to its rightful owner safe and sound — passport and everything — but sources tell , the thief kept one massive jackpot … $10,000 in cash.

broke the story … Lindsay”s $5,000 Chanel purse was stolen last night from a Hawaii house party — and inside the bag … her passport, important probation docs, and a boatload of cash.

Sources tell us, Lindsay stayed long after police left — driving the entire party into a frenzy for hours looking for the purse — and up until this morning, she had come up empty.

But that”s when one of her friend”s eyed a suspicious-looking local, and asked if he knew where the bag was. We”re told the local denied everything, but showed up with the bag minutes later … claiming he found it on the street somewhere.

We”re told Lindsay was so ecstatic to have the bag back, she didn”t bother asking questions — despite the missing $10,000.

Traveler”s checks, people.