- 'Once a thief, always a thief' is not a prejudice about the 86-year US Doris Payne. She is, according to local media Tuesday in a suburb of Atlanta arrested for the robbery of a jewelry store with a necklace worth the equivalent of nearly 1,900 euros.
Paynes criminal record spans decades. The first case dates back to her in 1952. The made from a poor family in West Virginia dating Payne has her passion for jewelry theft no secret. In 2013, a comprehensive documentary about her appeared, entitled The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne (The life and Doris Payne crimes).
One of her highlights was criminal in the seventies, the theft of a diamond ring at that time about half a million dollars in Monaco. Her latest conviction dates from 2014 to steal a diamond ring in California's Palm Desert. She received two years in prison, but was released after three months because the prison suffered from overcrowding.