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 settled on a plea agreement, where she pled guilty to all four counts and was put on two years’ probation and ordered to repay $2,650. Over the next two years, though, she was arrested three more times for probation violations.
Obviously, the now 46-year-old has come a long way from her troubled past. She’s currently competing on Dancing With the Stars, and continues to star on The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
For more on NeNe’s criminal past, and to see the rest of her mugshots, pick up the latest issue of Star, on newsstands now!