Grandmother Jewel Thief Is Back in Jail

Doris Payne, the 83-year-old serial jewelry burglar known as the “grandmother” jewel thief, is back in jail.

Payne was arrested for parole violation: She failed to report to the local probation office after pleading guilty to stealing a $22,500 diamond ring from a Palm Desert, Calif., jeweler in April.

Payne has been implicated in crimes dating back to the 1950s and claims to have lifted more than $2 million in jewels.


Read our online coverage of Payne dating back to 2005: 

• Legendary Grandmother Jewel Thief Cops Yet Another Plea 

• Legendary 83-Year-Old Jewel Thief Arrested Again 

• Notorious Elderly Jewel Thief Sentenced to Five Years

• Legendary Grandmother Jewel Thief Convicted, Again

• Elderly Jewel Thief in Trouble Again

• Career Jewel Thief Arrested in Las Vegas