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Doris Payne, 83-year-old jewelry thief, pleads guilty in latest case
Doris Payne, 83-year-old jewelry thief, pleads guilty in latest case

Doris Payne, the 83-year-old jewelry thief whose rap sheet dates back decades, pleaded guilty Monday to stealing a diamond ring from a Riverside County jewelry store. The octogenarian was sentenced to four years in custody -- two in county jail, two under mandatory supervision -- after pleading guilty to one felony count each of burglary and grand theft, said John Hall, a spokesman for the Riverside County district attorney's office. Judge William Lebov also ordered Payne stay away from all jewelry stores during that time, Hall said.  Hall said his office objected to the plea and sentence, instead arguing for a maximum of six years in custody. He cited "numerous...

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