Doris Payne

  Unrepentant jewel thief Doris Payne has been arrested again. But this time, it’s not for a new theft. The 86-year-old Payne was arrested on a failure to a appear warrant for an earlier theft at Atlanta’s Perimeter Mall. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports: Doris Payne, the jewel thief who’s stolen about $2 million worth […]

Doris Payne, 86, was caught trying to steal a bracelet worth $2,000 at the Von Maur department store in Perimeter Mall.

Apparently age doesn’t always come with wisdom, at least that seems to be the logic that Doris Payne is following. You may not immediately recognize the name, but you probably have heard of her infamous robbery antics that trace back several decades. Her life of robbery and mayhem is so intriguing that the 2013 documentary […]

Thanks to Hollywood blockbusters, the image of the modern jewel thief typically features a dashing leading man who can charm anyone. However, America’s top jewel thief is a Black woman by the name of Doris Payne, who was so infamous at her craft that she was hunted internationally by Interpol. Ms. Payne, 86, celebrated a […]

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Atlanta Police had no clue who they had just nabbed when they picked up an elderly woman for reportedly stealing some designer jewelry. Doris Payne, 84, was arrested on October 23, 2015, for allegedly making off with a $690 Christian Dior diamond ring from Saks Fifth Avenue at Phipps Plaza Mall. According to the Atlanta […]