Fulton County

86-year-old jewelry thief too sick for trial

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — A notorious 86-year-old jewelry thief is too sick to stand trial.

That's according to a document filed in Fulton County Superior Court.

Doris Payne has stolen about $2 million in jewelry over the last 60 years.


In December, police arrested her and charged her with stealing a necklace from the Van Maur store at Perimeter Mall.

She's also accused of stealing a pair of earrings from Saks Fifth Avenue at Phipps Plaza in October 2015.

That case is now on indefinite hold.