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This 88-Year-Old Grandmother Was an International Jewel Thief

Doris Payne’s life is now the subject of an upcoming film starring Tessa Thompson, and a new book

Courtesy of Doris Payne’s family

IInternational Jewel Thief. 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…




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Morgan Jerkins

Morgan Jerkins

Morgan Jerkins is the Senior Editor at ZORA and a New York Times bestselling author. Her debut novel, “Caul Baby,” will be published by Harper in April 2021.

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