The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills castmember, who is the aunt of hotel heiress Paris Hilton, was taken into custody after a security guard at a Target store in Van Nuys called the Los Angeles Police Department claiming Richards had attempted to take goods without paying.

She was booked and released from Van Nuys jail on Monday (03Aug15) after posting $5,000 (£3,000) bail.

The 50 year old recently ended a rehab stint to tackle substance abuse after she was arrested in April (15) for causing a disturbance. In May (15) she was charged with public intoxication, resisting arrest, and battery.