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10-27-2015, 10:18 AM

PD: Doris Payne, international jewel thief, captured stealing earrings
Posted: Oct 27, 2015 9:34 AM PST
Updated: Oct 27, 2015 9:34 AM PST



An elderly woman who is widely known as an international jewel thief was arrested in an Atlanta store.

Police said in a Facebook post on Tuesday that Doris Marie Payne, 85, was arrested for shoplifting inside a jewelry store. They said she placed a pair of earrings in her pocket and left the store without paying.

After her arrest, police found that Payne had an active warrant for shoplifting in North Carolina as well.

Payne is also the subject of an upcoming movie, set to star Halle Berry.

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http://www.newnation.org/Images/2016/DorisPayne.jpgDEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - International jewel thief Doris Payne is back behind bars. Doris Payne was about two weeks from the end of her house arrest when she was accused of shoplifting last week at a Walmart in DeKalb County. Now the notorious 86-year-old jewel thief is in the DeKalb jail on a probation-violation charge with no bond and, as of Friday, no court date scheduled. “It’s very, very sad,” her attorney, Drew Findling, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Saturday. Payne, who has stolen about $2 million worth of jewelry over the past six decades and been open about her theft habits, is in uncharted waters. Famous for stealing high-end goods, Payne was arrested at Walmart over taking $86.22 in merchandise from the pharmacy, electronics and grocery departments, according to Chamblee police.