Earlier this week Love and Hip Hop Atlanta season 5 cast mate Karen King was arrested on identity-theft and fraud charges inside an Atlanta area night club [click here if you missed that].
In her own words Ms. KK explains what happened...
In a statement posted on VH1.com Karen King writes,
Monday night I was doing my show and it was interrupted by the police. Of course, I didn’t know what I was being arrested for and there were so many police officers. In my mind, there were so many police officers because someone died. I thought, “Oh my God, did something happen to Sas?” They come to tell me something happened to my baby. When they got close to me though, they asked, “Are you Karen King?” I said, “Yes,” and they said, “You’re under arrest.” I was like, what?! Now usually if they arrest you, you have a mugshot or a picture from the warrant but they had a print out of the front page of my Instagram.
I kept asking them what they were arresting me for and they said they would tell me at the station. Consequently, I had three warrants out for arrest for identity fraud, forgery, and I’m not really sure what the third charge was. I was like, “What did I do? What did I take? What do I have? My Maserati? My Jeep? My furniture?”
They said, “An employee in Saks Fifth Avenue is one of your employees and he got fired 11 months ago for letting someone come in the store and buy $5,000 worth of men’s clothing.” I was like, “How does that involve me?” They were saying that from the police report when they arrested him, he said the person that came in was Karen King. He never mentioned this to me. I don’t know none of the details yet. My lawyer, was like, “What the f—k?!” I’m a customer at Saks Fifth Avenue. I pull clothes from Saks Fifth Avenue for work. Why would I go to a store that I frequently shop at? It makes no f–king sense. They didn’t arrest [me] then but now that I’m on TV? They’re probably following his Instagram and he’s at all of my events. [This man] worked for me, he worked in my building. I was trying to help him out. When I was ready to leave the courtroom I was told not to contact any of the witnesses, and in my mind, I’m still not understanding all of this, so when I got home and read the blogs, I thought, is this the person I’m not supposed to talk to? So, I called him, I told him, “You don’t know me like that. I’m not going to go to court and plead guilty just to make this go away because I’m on TV now, therefore I’m going to go on trial and if you did anything to implicate me, you’re going to have testify.”
At the end of the day, I don’t have any fraud charges and that’s not what I do. And if it was anything that I was doing in my previous life, I have never been the person to do something where I live, where I lay my head, to do something I’m not supposed to be doing.
I was released on $30,000 bail and my court date is June 7th.