Although the well-known jewel thief who reflected on her six-decade criminal career in a 2013 documentary has been deemed too ill to stand trial for an alleged 2015 theft, she has obviously remained active.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that 86-year-old Doris Payne’s trial was scheduled to start Feb. 21, 2016 in connection with the theft of a pair of Christian Dior earrings from a Saks Fifth Avenue store, but the trial was on hold following an administrative order signed by a Fulton County Superior Court judge stating that the defense has demonstrated that Payne’s medical condition precludes the case from moving forward.
Meanwhile, she went back to the queue of here waiting arraignments after her December arrest at a store in Atlanta’s Perimeter Mall.
Meanwhile the career thief, who along with her family and friends discuss her life in the documentary “The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne.”, was not done.
In the documentary she openly discusses how she lifted pricey jewelry from countless jewelry stores around the world in an illicit career that has spanned six decades.
Now in the twilight of her career, police in Durnwoody just outside Atlanta say the notorious 86-year-old jewel thief has struck again. on December 13, 2016 at a Von Maur department store. A police report says Payne put a $2,000 necklace in her back pocket and tried to leave the store.