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Published January 13, 2011, 08:01 AM

International jewel thief convicted of another theft at age 80

(WDAY TV) - An international jewel thief almost got away with it, mostly because she looks so unassuming.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

80-year-old Doris Payne is a woman with a history of shoplifting from Monte Carlo, to France, to Tokyo. She was convicted on burglary and grand theft charges yesterday for stealing a ring valued at $8,900 from a San Diego Macy's store back in January.

She's been convicted 9 times before. A few years ago she spent 5 years in a Colorado prison. Payne faces up to five years in prison when she is sentenced in February.