Octogenarian Jewelry Thief Doris Payne Detained Again

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Notorius jewelry thief, Doris Payne has been jailed again. According to the Atlanta Journal, 86-year-old Payne was nabbed trying to steal $86.22 worth of jewelry from a Walmart store near Atlanta, Georgia. Police in Chamblee says her methods have also become less sophisticated since Payne was the subject of a 2013 documentary, The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne.

A Walmart employee observed Payne taking items from her shopping cart and placing them in her purse and a Walmart shopping bag before she was handed over to the police.

Over her six-decade-long career, Payne is said to have stolen some $2 million worth of stolen goods. In March 2017, she was banned from Atlanta shopping malls after she was caught in the act of trying to steal a $2,000 necklace from a local Von Maur store.

At the time of her latest arrest, Payne was still wearing an electronic ankle monitor as a condition of her probation which was due to be removed in ten days.


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