This 88-Year-Old Grandmother Was an International Jewel Thief. Her life is now the subject of an upcoming film starring Tessa Thompson, and a new book. Granny Gem Thief. Heist Master. These are some of the nicknames media outlets have used to describe 88-year-old Doris Payne. But don’t ever tell her that she steals, an action that is carried out through artifice and lies. To her, acquiring a piece of jewelry is a matter of business, to take care of herself or her family, a skill that she has developed and honored over six decades and across continents. Read the article here and if you feel like replying please reply in this thread.