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Octogenarian Jewel Thief Doris Payne Released On Bail

The 86-year-old has said she's been arrested more than 20 times

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    A mugshot of Doris Payne taken on Oct. 23, 2015

    Golden-aged jewel thief Doris Payne was released from jail Saturday after she posted $15,000 bond, NBC News reported.

    The 86-year-old won her freedom after convincing a judge she wouldn't disappear. 

    "I've never been late for a court date," the sticky-fingered senior citizen said Friday in her first appearance since she was charged with stealing a $2,000 diamond necklace from an Atlanta-area jewel store.

    In previous interviews, Payne has said she's been arrested more than 20 times in a globe-trotting career that inspired a 2013 documentary.