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Have you heard of the 80 year old Jewel thief?

SAN DIEGO – An 80-year-old woman who claims to be an international jewel thief with a five-decade career has been convicted of stealing an $8,900 ring from a San Diego store.

Doris Payne, of Long Beach, was found guilty Wednesday of burglary and grand theft. She could face more than 5 1/2 years in prison.

Prosecutors say Payne walked away with the diamond ring from a Macy's jewelry counter last year and told authorities she sold it.

Her attorney denied that Payne was the thief seen in store video.

Payne, who was born in West Virginia, has been jailed in several states. She claims to have shoplifted jewelry from New York to Monte Carlo.

The San Diego Union-Tribune says a documentary of her life is being made.

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Asked by sweet-a-kins at 11:03 AM on Jan. 13, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (6)
  • What a piece of trash.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:04 AM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • I think it's funny...LOL!

    Answer by samurai_chica at 11:08 AM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • No. I hadn't heard of her.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 11:20 AM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • It has finally caught up with her.

    Answer by KARRIEMARIE at 11:55 AM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • This kind of interesting.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:56 AM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • I'm sorry, I shouldn't find this funny... or empowering... but I kind of do. I mean, age didn't stop her from chasing and achieving her ambitions. I'm not a thief but this kind of brings a smile to my face :-P

    Answer by ashleyaction at 12:02 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

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