Notorious jewel thief arrested at Walmart

ATLANTA (AP) – Police near Atlanta say a notorious jewel thief with an illicit career spanning six decades has been caught stealing again, but she wasn’t after sparkly gems this time.

Chamblee police say 86-year-old Doris Payne was arrested Monday afternoon at a Walmart store and charged with misdemeanor theft by shoplifting.

A police report says a store employee notified an off-duty police officer working security at the store that Payne visited the pharmacy, electronics and grocery departments. The employee said Payne went to the register and paid for items in her cart but not for items hidden in her purse and a Walmart shopping bag.

The police report says the total value of the items that weren’t paid for was $86.22.

Her attorney Drew Findling said he needs to review video surveillance.

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