A notorious 86-year-old jewel thief has pleaded guilty to a felony shoplifting charge.
The charge stems from Doris Payne's December arrest at a mall just outside Atlanta. Police said she put a $2,000 necklace in her back pocket and tried to leave a Von Maur department store.
WXIA-TV reports that Payne entered the plea Wednesday. A DeKalb County Superior Court judge sentenced Payne to serve four months of house arrest and three years of probation. A 30-day jail sentence was reduced to time already served.
The judge also banned Payne from entering all Von Maur stores and DeKalb County shopping malls.
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Payne is well known in the jewelry world. Authorities have said she's stolen pricey jewels from stores around the world in an illicit career spanning six decades.