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Famous jewel thief arrested for stealing from Walmart

Posted: 4:28 PM, Jul 18, 2017
Updated: 2017-07-18 23:28:42Z

A 86-year-old jewel thief was arrested in Atlanta, Georgia, after she stole $86 worth of merchandise from a local Walmart. 

Doris Payne is well known for her crimes.  She is even the subject of a documentary titled "The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne."

The jewel thief took items from the pharmacy, electronics section and grocery aisles.

When she was stopped, it was discovered that she was wearing an ankle monitor and her history came to light.

Payne is accused of stealing more than $2 million worth over the last 60 years.