Doris Payne, 86, a notorious thief tied to a string of thefts since the 1950s, dubbed "Granny Gem Thief," who has been arrested several times in the past for stealing almost a total of $2 million worth of jewelry, was yet again arrested Monday after allegedly shoplifting at a Walmart store in Chamblee, Georgia. She was charged with a misdemeanor.

Payne was also charged with four counts of theft and was accused of lifting items worth $86.22 from the store's pharmacy and electronics department. The incident took place at around 5 p.m. EDT on Monday.

Although she was released on a bond the same day, she was again re-arrested Tuesday, according to NBC News.

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Payne told NBC News and Chamblee Police that she had forgotten to pay for the items when she went to the Walmart store to pick up some medicine.

"Thieving was the farthest thing from my mind," she said in a phone interview with NBC News. Payne also mentioned she had consumed some medicine which caused her mind to get muddled up and thus she forgot to pay. "It causes me to forget," she said. She claimed that she took the items and put them in a shopping bag as she did not have a basket. Payne also said that she had told the cashier about it before leaving the store.

When Payne was arrested Monday, she was wearing an ankle monitor from a previous encounter and was let out on probation in DeKalb County, Georgia. Her attorney, Drew Findling, told NBC News the woman was just two weeks away till she completed her ankle monitoring and apparently obeying with all aspects of her probation.

"There's no brooch, no diamond pendant, no earrings. She was at Walmart. This is now an 86 year old woman who needs some medicine and groceries to live day to day," he said. "This doesn't fit into anything she has done before and we are going to look at the video and see what's going on, see if this is maybe forgetfulness," he added, according to WFAA, affiliated to ABC News.

Payne has been in the limelight for a number of jewelry heists in the past with her crimes spanning over five decades and at least two continents. In October 2015, Payne was arrested in Atlanta for stealing a pair of $700 earrings from the Saks Fifth Avenue in Phipps Plaza. She was later released on a bond. However, Payne again faced an arrest and was charged with shoplifting in December 2016 at Perimeter Mall in Georgia. She had attempted to steal a necklace almost worth $2,000 from Von Maur department store at the mall, CBS News reported.

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In 2008, Payne told the Los Angeles Times she stole her first diamond when she was in her 20s and got used to stealing. Payne's alleged thefts had always been of interest to the media and thus a 2013 documentary film titled, "The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne" was made on her detailing her heists and arrests.

"There's never been a day that I went to steal that I did not get what I want to do," Payne says in the documentary.

"I don't have any regrets about stealing jewelry," she says in the film's trailer. "I regret getting caught."

According to IMDb, in the documentary "Doris tells stories that include a daring escape, how she used 'slight of hand,' and the first time she 'took' a piece of jewelry at the age of 10."