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86-year-old woman thrown in jail for stealing diamond necklace from store

By Mason White 6:42 PM December 15, 2016
Doris Payne 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) An elderly carrier criminal is behind bars again after being accused of swiping a diamond necklace from a store, according to police in Georgia.

Atlanta police said that they have arrested 86-year-old Doris Payne, after being accused of stealing a diamond necklace from a department store at a shopping mall.

Payne has been charged with one count of theft by shoplifting.

She was booked into the DeKalb County Jail, pending a bail hearing.

According to the criminal complaint, on Tuesday, Payne entered the Von Maur store in the Perimeter Mall, where she looked at jewelry.

She swiped a diamond necklace around 5:30 p.m., when employees were distracted and busy with other customers.

Payne hid the $2,000 necklace in her back pocket and tried to leave the store without paying for the item. She was detained by security guards and held until police arrived at the scene to arrest her.

Payne has a long history of stealing jewelry. She served many stints in prison after stealing $2 million in jewelry. Payne said that she doesn’t regret stealing jewelry, and she does not like getting caught.