In this Jan. 11, 2016, file photo, Doris Payne speaks during an interview in Atlanta. 
Photo: AP/John Bazemore
Photo: AP/John Bazemore

86-year-old notorious jewel thief banned from Von Maur, DeKalb malls

One more time, Doris Payne, the 86-year-old infamous international jewel thief, has pleaded guilty to the usual crime.

She admitted Wednesday to stealing a necklace from Von Maur at Perimeter Mall last year, the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office said.

Payne, who recently said she’s been dealing with a possibly cancerous tumor, was sentenced to 120 days of house arrest and three years of probation. 

She was also banned from all Von Maur locations and every mall in DeKalb County.

Payne, who’d been free on bond, was arrested last month for missing a court date. Shortly after the would-be appearance, she told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution she wasn’t medically able to attend.

“I ain’t runnin’,” she said in a phone interview. “I’ve never in my life been late for court.

Last month, Payne was deemed too ill to stand trial by the judge presiding over a Fulton County case stemming from a missing set of earrings at Phipps Plaza.

Payne has been open about her habits of theft, which she detailed in a documentary called, “The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne.”

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