World-renowned jewelry thief Doris Payne was arrested Dec. 13 by Dunwoody Police after allegedly stealing a diamond necklace from a store in Perimeter Mall.

Doris Payne. (DeKalb County Sheriffs’ Office)

A police report shows that Payne, 86, was arrested and charged with stealing a $1,995 diamond necklace from Von Maur.

She was booked at the DeKalb County jail and was released on bond on Dec. 16, according to Reporter broadcast partners CBS46.
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Payne was arrested in Atlanta last year after she allegedly stole a pair of $690 Christian Dior earrings from Saks Fifth Avenue at Phipps Plaza.

Payne has stolen more than $2 million in jewelry over the past 60 years and was the featured in the 2013 documentary, “The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne.”

Dyana Bagby

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.