Kim Richards expected more when she paid less.
The troubled “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star was arrested Sunday and charged with one count of petty theft for allegedly attempting to steal a shopping cart full of merchandise from a Target in Van Nuys, California.
“Richards was caught by store security attempting to take more than 100 items valued at approximately $612. They were in the shopping cart and she was not concealing them. She just rolled on out,” a spokesman for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office told Page Six.
The 50-year-old reality star should be used to having cameras on her all the time — and her trip to the retail giant was no exception. Target loss prevention officers detained Richards shortly after she wheeled her haul into the parking lot around 4:25 p.m. without paying, the Van Nuys Police Department said.
After spending Sunday night in jail, the former child star was released Monday around 1:50 p.m. after she posted $5,000 bail. Richards pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge and has a pre-trial court date Aug. 20.
“I’m not aware that she was under the influence although toxicology is not generally done with shoplifting cases,” added the LA city attorney’s spokesperson.
This is not the TV star’s first bout this year with the long arm of the law. Back in April, she was arrested after causing a belligerent scene at the Beverly Hills Hotel. She later checked into rehab twice and last month announced, “I’m loving sobriety.”
If found guilty of the misdemeanor charge, Richards could face up to six months in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.
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