86-year-old woman re-arrested for stealing jewellery

Doris Payne
Doris Payne

An 86-year-old serial US jewellery thief, whose crimes date back to the 1950s, has again been charged with theft.

Doris Payne was arrested at a Walmart store in Chamblee, in Georgia, with $86.22 (£66) worth of items, police say. She has been released on bail.

She was found wearing an ankle monitor from a previous arrest for shoplifting.

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Payne has served multiple jail terms for her crimes. She is thought to have stolen $2m in jewellery and was profiled in a 2013 documentary.

A shop employee observed her stealing several items from the pharmacy, electronics and grocery departments.

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