Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Getting Rid of a Real Payne

"Incorrigible, 85-year-old jewel thief arrested at upscale mall in Atlanta" by Kate Brumback Associated Press  October 28, 2015

ATLANTA — Ten years ago, when she was 75 years old, Doris Payne swore she was done with a lifetime of pilfering jewels across two continents. Several arrests later, in 2013, she said again that she was leaving that life behind.

Police say Payne, now 85, is at it again: She was recently arrested and charged with pocketing a $690 pair of earrings from a Saks Fifth Avenue department store at a mall in Atlanta’s upscale Buckhead neighborhood.

Payne is said to have committed countless thefts over six decades in the United States and Europe and has discussed her exploits in media interviews over the years....


Also seeFrench Jewels

The common denominator? 

No one was ever caught and the stories faded into oblivion.

Related: A British Gem of an Arrest 

I stand corrected!