Kim Richards has no longer been featured as a main cast member on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Even so, she is still a big part of sister Kyle’s story line this season. And tonight, Kyle finds out that her sister Kim was arrested for shoplifting at 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.
At the beginning of the season, Kyle talked about her sister also getting arrested for being belligerently drunk at a hotel. After that, Kyle mentioned that her sister was recovering in rehab. Unfortunately, rehab was apparently not working at that point since she ended up in the shoplifting scandal.
When the other RHOBH cast members find out about Kim’s shoplifting arrest, they are floored. Sister Kyle defends her sister and says that the incident had nothing to do with the items stolen. Kim didn’t need to steal anything.
There have been reports that Kim is suffering financially and has been moving around, staying with relatives when she hasn’t been in rehab. Celebrity Net Worth reports her estimated wealth as just $100,000.
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