'Real Housewives' Star Kim Richards Arrested on Shoplifting Charge, Released on $5,000 Bail - NBC Bay Area

'Real Housewives' Star Kim Richards Arrested on Shoplifting Charge, Released on $5,000 Bail



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    Kim Richards has found herself on the wrong side of the law, yet again.

    The "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star was arrested Sunday for allegedly shoplifting and was subsequently released on $5,000 bail, E! News has learned.

    Richards, who recently plead not guilty to previous charges of resisting arrest and battery, was taken to the Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys Station where she spent the night in jail.

    She was released Monday and charged with a misdemeanor.

    Authorities tell E! News that she stole upwards of $600 worth of items from a Target near her home in the San Fernando Valley. Security spotted her taking several items and placed her under a citizen's arrest until the police arrived on the premises.

    Police did not immediately provide a mug shot. Police will be turning the case over to the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office and prosecutors will determine whether to press charges.

    Richards was previously arrested April 16 at the Beverly Hills Hotel at around 1:30 a.m. after hotel security responded to a reported fight.

    At the time, Richards was described as acting belligerent with slurred speech and reeking of alcohol.

    Following the arrest, she faced three misdemeanor charges: resisting arrest, public intoxication and battery on a peace officer.

    Her attorney, Robert Shapiro, sent an associate to enter a not guilty plea on her behalf, as she was in a treatment facility when the hearing took place.

    Following her stint in a rehab center, a source told E! News that Richards was "upbeat" but "uncertain about her future."

    "Entertainment Tonight" was the first to report the news.