1. Doris Payne — demure, elegant and 83 — is a thief, as prolific and subtly conniving as they come. She doesn’t use muscle and she doesn’t rely on guns.
Instead, between numerous stints behind bars, for 50 years she has leaned on charming misdirection to steal pricey jewelry from unsuspecting merchants all over the globe.
via Notorious jewel thief Doris Payne, 83, makes news in Palm Desert - latimes.com
Photo: Courtesy of the documentary “The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne”
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Read a little more about her in this 2005 profile piece. — Tanya B. View in High-Res

    Doris Payne — demure, elegant and 83 — is a thief, as prolific and subtly conniving as they come. She doesn’t use muscle and she doesn’t rely on guns.

    Instead, between numerous stints behind bars, for 50 years she has leaned on charming misdirection to steal pricey jewelry from unsuspecting merchants all over the globe.

    via Notorious jewel thief Doris Payne, 83, makes news in Palm Desert - latimes.com

    Photo: Courtesy of the documentary “The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne”

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    Read a little more about her in this 2005 profile piece. — Tanya B.

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