Thief, 79, caught

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - FFBEAT -

SANTA ANA, Cal­i­for­nia: A 79-year-old woman whose life as a thief in­spired a movie has pleaded not guilty to try­ing to steal a coat in Cal­i­for­nia.

The district at­tor­ney’s of­fice says Doris Payne en­tered her plea this week on a felony count of grand theft.

She was on pa­role and re­mains jailed without bail.

Payne was ar­rested to­day for try­ing to steal a $1 300 (R9 880) trench coat.

Halle Berry re­port­edly has agreed to star in an up­com­ing movie about Payne’s life. – Sapa-AP

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