Legendary jewelry thief pleads guilty to DeKalb County theft

- Payne was be arraigned at 1 p.m. after failing to appear on charges that she took a nearly $2,000 necklace from Perimeter Mall last December. Surveillance video captured Payne placing the necklace in her coat pocket moments after viewing several items of jewelry with a sales associate. She quickly discarded the necklace in a trash can before being questioned by security.

WATCH: Infamous self-proclaimed international jewel thief Doris Payne is back in jail

She had been released on bond when she failed to appear in court in early March.

The 86-year-old gained an international reputation after a documentary profiled her decades-long career in crime.

Payne has been arrested more than 20 times in the last 50 years.

An internationally renowned jewel thief admitted to stealing a high-priced necklace from a Dunwoody department store, according to the DeKalb County District Attorney's office. During court proceedings Wednesday afternoon, 86-year-old Doris Payne pleaded guilty to a felony count of Theft by Shoplifting.

She was sentenced to three years’ probation to serve 30 days in custody, which was reduced to time-served. Payne was also ordered to serve 120 days on house arrest.

WATCH: Doris Payne appears in court

According to the terms of her plea agreement, Payne is banned from all Von Maur stores and all DeKalb County malls, including Perimeter. 

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