Octogenarian jewel thief allegedly strikes at Walmart for 'necessities'

- A legendary global jewel thief was arrested Monday for trying to steal $86.22 worth of items from a Walmart store in the City of Chamblee, according to police. She was the subject of a documentary, The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne, which is available now on Netflix.

The famed thief, Doris Payne, made a decision to take her talents to a local Wal-Mart in Atlanta. "We're talking about what an 86-year-old woman needs to survive on a day-to-day basis, food supplies and medical supplies".

Payne told the Los Angeles Times in 2008 that she stole her first diamond when she was in her 20s and then became hooked.

"I don't have any regrets about stealing jewelry", she says in the film.

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She has been arrested multiple times for stealing almost $2 million worth of jewelry over the past 60 years. Doris Payne was caught shoplifting at a Walmart outside of Atlanta when an officer saw her shoving things into her purse. She was booked into the City of Chamblee Jail. In the story, Payne explains that she started shoplifting when she was just 10-years-old.

When stopped by the store's security guards, Payne was found to have items worth a total of $86.22 in her bag.

Less than four-months ago Payne was in court where she was sentenced to time served, house arrest, and probation.

"This doesn't fit into anything she has done before and we are going to look at the video and see what's going on, see if this is maybe forgetfulness", he said.

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Payne allegedly kept trying to hide more items in the shopping bag as she was at the register. At the time, police in Charlotte, North Carolina had a warrant out for her arrest for allegedly stealing a $32,000 engagement ring.

"I don't have any regrets about stealing jewelry", she says in the film's trailer.

Authorities have said she has used at least 22 aliases over the years and probably got away more often than she was caught, though she has done several stints in prison.

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