Misunderstanding? Peter Thomas Addresses Rumors After Release From Jail For Alleged Check Fraud Case

by Brianna Moné Williams

March 8, 2019

Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images

Peter Thomas is officially out of jail! Last week, The Real Housewives of Atlanta star was arrested after having a warrant out for his arrest from Louisiana for allegedly writing a $4,000 bounced check. Upon deboarding a plane at Miami International Airport, Cynthia Bailey‘s ex-husband was held without bond at a Miami Dade County facility. Since being released, he took to Instagram to break his silence and open up about what he’s grateful for after the past six days of being behind bars (even giving a shout out to his most current beau, Toni Scott).

“Hey, Instagram world. I cannot sleep because I’m still f***ed up over the last six days,” he said. “But, you know what? I feel so blessing to be in my bed tonight. And I can get up and go to the shower, the restroom, refrigerator, the balcony to go look outside. And I don’t have to ask permission to… Baby, I was trying to FaceTime you but I know you’re tired. You’re sleeping.” 

According to a seven-minute-long explanation video, Thomas claimed he was taken into custody because his “checking account was compromised” upon cashing the money to a talent agency to book a performer for his bar. “The bank shut it down. That means somebody got my debit card number and was using it everywhere,” he said. Watch him clear up all the rumors:

Prior to being a free man, in a statement, Peter said, “I understand the seriousness of the allegations that have been filed against me, however, the allegations are false. I do have faith in the judicial process and have no doubt that I will be acquitted from any wrongdoing. While I can offer no further information about this incident, I do confirm that my attorney is handling this matter expeditiously.” 

And now, the bar owner’s attorney, Keith A. Doley, told TMZ that the whole situation seemed to be a mix-up: “This appears to have been a very big misunderstanding on several people’s part and It was not malicious intent on Mr. Thomas’ end.”

Maybe it was just an error, as the 58-year-old maintains his innocence in the case.

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