She may be a “Rich Bitch” now, but it appears Mrs. NeNe Leakes did more than just worked the stripper pole. A shady criminal report surfaced online today outlining NeNe’s past run-ins with the law, proving she also passed through the court system on theft charges a few times.
According to Star Magazine:
In her 2009 autobiography, Never Make the Same Mistake Twice, NeNe Leakes opened up about an arrest in her early 20s, when her friend shoplifted from a mall and police pulled them over together. But although the Real Housewives of Atlanta star prides herself on telling it like it is, she apparently wasn’t completely forthcoming about her criminal past.
According to Athens-Clarke County (Georgia) Superior Court documents obtained by Star, the reality star was arrested and charged in 1992 with three felony and one misdemeanor counts of “theft of services” from the phone company. At the time, she was 25 and known by her birth name of Linnethia Johnson.
NeNe reportedly settled on a plea agreement by pleading guilty to all four counts and was put on two years’ probation and ordered to repay $2,650.
Over the next two years, she was arrested three more times for violating her probation.
Now, the 46-year-old star has come a long way from her troubled past to currently competing on “Dancing With the Stars,” and continues to star on Bravo’s ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta.’