American actress Tessa Thompson will play the role of Doris Payne, famed international jewel thief, in an upcoming, still-untitled heist drama.
If you turned the true story of America’s greatest jewel thief into a movie, it would include scenes from Monte Carlo, New York and even Tokyo. It would feature a black woman, and the script would span seven decades. It would feature hair-raising tales; but, like most movies, the problem is always the ending. Will it…
Notorious international jewel thief Doris Payne, who has stolen some $2 million in jewelry over the past 60 years, is once again a free woman.
Old habits truly do die hard, and notorious international jewel thief Doris Payne is back at it again. She was arrested Monday night at a Walmart in DeKalb County, Ga., and charged with theft by shoplifting.
Doris Payne wasn’t on the run but ended up back in jail after missing a court date because of an illness. The 86-year-old jewel thief was scheduled to appear in court earlier this month but was arrested Monday by the DeKalb County (Ga.) Sheriff’s Fugitive Unit.