(EXCLUSIVE) Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’s Karen King — Prosecutors Will Reveal Past Criminal Convictions Armed robbery, Grand Theft, Trafficking Counterfeit Goods In Upcoming Trial
theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star Karen King is facing serious time behind bars for her alleged identity fraud at Saks Fifth Ave. If the prosecutors have their way, they will present evidence to the jury of the reality star’s numerous other criminal convictions for armed robbery, grand theft and trafficking counterfeit goods in the upcoming trial.
Here’s the latest: Recently, the prosecutors filed docs in the case explaining they are going hard on King and seeking the full punishment she could receive for the alleged crimes, due to her numerous other criminal convictions over the years.
The court docs explain that the prosecutors want her sentenced to the fullest extent of the law. The docs point out that from 1980-2005, King has been convicted of trafficking counterfeit goods, grand theft, counterfeit money, armed robbery and burglary.
The cases were filed in Florida, Sacramento, Oakland and Santa Clara, California.
Prosecutors will clearly be looking to obtain the court records to present the evidence to the jury, in hopes the previous arrests and convictions for similar crimes will sway the jury in their favor.
Here’s the backstory: Earlier this year, the reality star was arrested by Georgia police moments after she arrived at a ATL nightclub for a promotion appearance for Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.
King was accused of identity theft for opening a credit card and proceeding to rack up $4,946.52 at Saks Fifth Avenue under someone else’s name. Law enforcement believe she worked with a store employee in the scheme.
The reality star purchased dresses, perfumes, shoes and other items from the upscale store. She was booked for financial identity fraud, theft and first degree forgery.
The District Attorney then hit her with 3 felony charges – one for the identity fraud and two for credit card fraud. Each charge carries a sentence of at least 1 year behind bars if convicted, meaning she
is facing 3 years in prison for the alleged fraud.
The criminal case is currently in the discovery phase with both parties exchanging docs and information in preparation for the trial.