Tessa Thompson To Portray Infamous Jewelry Thief Doris Payne

by Krystal Franklin

February 15, 2018

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Tessa Thompson is bringing the story of international jewelry thief Doris Payne to the big screen.

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Known for her charming ability, the 87-year-old, has had an extensive career as a thief. For 60 years she’d posing as a well-to-do woman looking for a diamond ring at jewelry stores. She’d eventually cause the clerk to forget how many pieces were outside the cases and leave with one or two pieces.According to Variety, her criminal record dates back to the 1950s. She has admitted to having used 20 aliases, 10 Social Security numbers and nine dates of birth.

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