The troubled star was later released on bail. She was charged with theft of more than $600 worth items from a store
Kim Richards was arrested for shoplifting on Sunday.
The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” actress remained in custody Sunday night. She released on Monday afternoon after posting $5,000 bond.
According to E! Online report, Richards was taken into custody by Van Nuys Police on Sunday. She was stealing up to $600 worth items from a Target store near her San Fernando Valley home. The reality TV star was later released on bail and charged with a misdemeanor for the alleged theft.
Kim Richards was previously arrested on April 16 at Beverly Hills Hotel. She was acting unruly after being too intoxicated. The hotel reported the police about her disorderly conduct. When police arrived at the premises, she locked herself in the bathroom and refused to come out. The troubled star was later charged with resisting arrest, drunk in public and battery on a police officer but was not found guilty any of them.
Kim Richards struggled to stay sober throughout her career. She openly discussed about it in her interviews. Richards battled alcohol addiction over the years and entered rehab in the past. She had two rehab stints this year. She claimed to be sober multiple times but continued to relapse.
In her recent interview, she again talked about her struggles to remain sober.
“I love sobriety,” Richards told Entertainment Weekly. “I’ve always loved sobriety and relapsing was very hard for me…I really wanted to go to treatment because I needed a break from what I was going through at home.”
She admitted that family stress contributed to her relapse. Her ex-husband Monty was battling cancer. Her son was sick and her sister Kyle Richards was not speaking to her.
“I truly needed a break from hospitals, family, the pressure. I needed to go away.”