US: Notorious octogenarian jewel thief Doris Payne arrested

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Washington, Oct 29: Notorious octogenarian jewel thief Doris Payne who started committing crimes at the age of 20 has now been arrested again.

She was arrested by police last week for allegedly stealing a pair of expensive earrings at a department store in Atlanta.

Octogenarian jewel thief arrested

Born in US, her crimes have spanned five decades. She carried out heists at several places like Las Vegas, Monte Carlo, Paris and San Diego. She has been arrested many times.

"There's never been a day that I went to steal that I did not get what I went to do," Payne said in a documentary "The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne," released in 2013.

Payne was pleaded guilty and given two years in prison and two years on parole after being held guilty to felony counts for burglary and grand theft after stealing a $22,500 diamond-encrusted ring from an upscale store in Palm Desert, Calif in 2014.

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At the age of 75 she promised to leave behind her life of crime but failed to keep the promise.

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