Kim Richards Gets Arrested – ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’

Kim Richards

Kim Richards no longer has a main role on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but she is still a prominent part of sister Kyle's story line. At the beginning of the season, Kyle talked about her sister's getting arrested for being belligerently drunk at a hotel. After that, Kyle mentioned that her sister was recovering in rehab. This season of RHOBH, Kyle gets disturbing news about her sister and we're guessing it may be when Kim shoplifted from Target. TMZ reported her arrest on August 2, 2015 and stated that she tried to steal two shopping carts full of goods. TMZ says the police report says Kim grabbed reusable bags at the Van Nuys Target and started loading them up with items from the dollar section. She then loaded up her shopping cart and went to the express lane without attempting to check out, telling the workers that she had already paid for her items. TMZ reported that she then grabbed a second cart and just loaded it up with random items from toys to beauty products. Security stopped her when she began leaving the store and Kim Richards reportedly told security she couldn't remember if she paid for the items or not. The police were called and Kim was arrested for theft on $600 worth of products.


Kim Richards ended up spending one night in jail before she was released on $5,000 bail. Kim's sentencing came in October 2015 after she plead no contest to the charges. She was ordered to stay away from the Target that she stole from, to serve three years on probation, attend 52 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and perform 300 hours of community labor, according to FOX News. There have been reports that Kim is suffering financially and has bounced around, staying with relatives when she hasn't been hospitalized or in rehab. Celebrity Net Worth reports her estimated wealth as just $100,000. For more information on Kim Richards, her addiction, family and her legal issues, click through our gallery of her best Instagram photos.