Kim Richards sentenced for shoplifting

Los Angeles, Oct 29 (IANS) A judge here sentenced actress Kim Richards to three years of probation, 300 hours of community service and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings.

The judge announced the sentence on the former star of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” on Wednesday, reports eonline.com.

In addition, the 51-year-old actress is banned from visiting the Target store, where the theft took place.

In September, Richards got the same sentence after pleading no contest to resisting arrest when she was booted from Beverly Hills Hotel in April. She was also ordered to stay away from the Beverly Hills Hotel.

As Richards got the same sentences for different crimes, the judge decided that the former reality TV star would only have to meet the community service hours and AA — which aims to help alcoholics to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety — once. In other words, the duration required wouldn’t double.

Regarding Richards’s current condition, she reportedly enjoys being sober. A source close to Richards said: “At the moment, Kim seems to be doing OK. She goes to AA. She’s trying to get some projects off the ground. There are three or four in the works.”

On the other hand, the source said that the actress wasn’t very happy about the community service sentence.

She attempted to get out of it by submitting X-rays of her injured foot to the judge. However, she “knows she has to do it.”

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