Real Housewives of Atlanta's Peter Thomas Arrested for Alleged Check Fraud

Former Bravolebrity was taken into custody on Friday evening on an out of state warrant

By McKenna Aiello Mar 07, 2019 3:15 AMTags
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UPDATE: E! News has learned that Peter Thomas has been released from jail after getting arrested on Friday for allegedly writing bad checks.

Thomas' attorney Keith Doley told E! News on Wednesday, "It was an unfortunate misunderstanding. There was no intent on Mr. Thomas part to not pay. There was a misunderstanding about a performance that didn't happen. It's all been resolved."

Doley delivered a $4,000 check on behalf of Thomas and said the DA's office will no longer be pursuing charges. 

E! News has reached out to St. John the Baptist Parish's District Attorney.


Former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Peter Thomas was arrested Friday evening in Miami, E! News can confirm. 

TMZ reports authorities took Thomas, whose ex-wife is RHOA mainstay Cynthia Bailey, into custody at Miami International Airport on a warrant from Louisiana for allegedly writing fraudulent checks. The one-time Bravolebrity is reportedly being held without bond. 

Thomas has not commented publicly on the arrest.  

Cynthia and Peter joined Real Housewives of Atlanta during season 3, even opting to document their 2010 nuptials on the reality TV series. Six years later, Cynthia announced their separation and in 2017 the pair's divorce was finalized. 

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"I am definitely taking some time to myself to figure out how I want to move forward. I don't want to rush into anything, so I think this time apart is good for us," Bailey shared in a statement at the time. 

Since then, Thomas has continued to make cameo appearances on RHOA and maintains a relationship with his former stepdaughter Noelle Robinson

Days ago, Thomas shared a photo of himself traveling to Jamaica from Miami. 

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