- Associated Press - Monday, September 18, 2017

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - A notorious 86-year-old jewel thief is out of jail but still faces legal trouble.

Drew Findling, a lawyer for Doris Payne, said Monday that Payne was released Friday from the DeKalb County jail, just outside Atlanta.

Payne was arrested July 17 and charged with misdemeanor shoplifting after a Walmart employee said she tried to leave the Chamblee store with items she hadn’t paid for.

Payne was on probation at the time after pleading guilty in March to a felony shoplifting charge for trying to steal a $2,000 necklace from a department store in December. She was jailed for violating that probation.

Findling says a judge last week ended her probation in that case, but she still faces the Walmart shoplifting charge.

Payne is well known in the jewelry world for an illicit career spanning six decades.

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