Headlines CEO: Notorious Jewel Thief ‘Has a Good Soul’ Published 4 years ago on December 20, 2016 By INSTORE Staff Share Tweet She was recently arrested — again. You might think that the chief executive of a jewelry company would be quick to condemn someone who steals jewels for a living. But that’s not the case for Alfredo Molina, CEO and chairman of Molina Fine Jewelers in Arizona, KPNX-TV reports. He’s met Doris Payne, who has frequently made headlines for her long history as a jewelry thief, and he says she “has a good soul.” Payne, 86, was recently taken into custody and charged with shoplifting in Dunwoody, GA. She’s been arrested many times over the decades in the U.S. and several other countries, including Switzerland and France. Molina met Payne during the making of the 2013 documentary of “The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne,” according to KPNX. He learned that when she was growing up, there was abuse in her household. When she was young, she stole a diamond and “sold it for cash and was able to have her mother leave that home.” Advertisement He says she’s a product of “the shortcomings of our society.” It’s not clear whether Payne ever stole from Molina’s company. He said: “My feeling is that if she had stolen something from me, she needs it more than I do.” That said, he still believes she should face the consequences of her alleged crimes if she’s guilty, according to the news station. Read more at KPNX. Advertisement Related Topics: Alfredo MolinacrimeDoris Payne click to Comment(Comment) Up Next Jewelry Company Founder and Philanthropist Dies Don't Miss U.S. Kimberley Process Authority Names New Director Continue Reading Advertisement SPONSORED VIDEO Wilkerson Testimonials Retirement Made Easy with Wilkerson The store was a landmark in Topeka, Kansas, but after 80 years in business, it was time for Briman’s Leading Jewelers to close up shop. Third generation jeweler and owner Rob Briman says the decision wasn’t easy, but the sale that followed was — all thanks to Wilkerson. Briman had decided a year prior to the summer 2020 sale that he wanted to retire. With a pandemic in full force, he had plenty of questions and concerns. “We had no real way to know if we were going to be successful or have a failure on our hands,” says Briman. “We didn’t know what to expect.” But with Wilkerson in charge, the experience was “fantastic” and now there’s plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying a more secure retirement. “I would recommend Wilkerson to any retailer considering a going-out-of-business sale,” says Briman. “They’ll help you reach your financial goal. Our experience was a tremendous success.” You may like Hawaii Jewelry Sellers Carjacked, Robbed of $200,000+ in Merchandise Thieves Cut Through Wall, Take $500,000 in Jewelry Man Rams Rental Car Into Store, Steals Jewelry, Runs Away Promoted Headlines Digital Warrior: A Conversation with GemFind’s Alex Fetanat GemFind A Sales Meeting Platform for The 21st Century The Plumb Club With Average Retails of $250, This Is One Brand You Won’t Want to Miss! Chic Pistachio Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Press Releases13 hours ago Gembridge Announces Global Industry Ambassador Network Press Releases14 hours ago Christopher Designs Celebrates 40th Anniversary Press Releases2 days ago GJEPC Signs MoU with eBay Fun5 days ago 54 Funny Memes That Will Make You Say ‘Yup, That’s Life in Retail!’ Headlines1 week ago Paris Hilton’s Engagement Ring May Be Worth $1M+ Headlines1 week ago $5.2M in Fake Cartier Jewelry Seized in Kentucky Sponsored Content4 days ago Digital Warrior: A Conversation with GemFind’s Alex Fetanat Jimmy Degroot1 week ago Video: Sharpen Your Bridal Jewelry Presentations Sponsored Content1 week ago With Average Retails of $250, This Is One Brand You Won’t Want to Miss! Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS INSTORE helps you become a better jeweler with the biggest daily news headlines and useful tips. (Mailed 5x per week.) Latest Comments Most Popular Fun5 days ago 54 Funny Memes That Will Make You Say ‘Yup, That’s Life in Retail!’ Headlines1 week ago Paris Hilton’s Engagement Ring May Be Worth $1M+ Headlines1 week ago $5.2M in Fake Cartier Jewelry Seized in Kentucky Headlines3 days ago Bergio Acquires Online Jewelry Retailer Aphrodite’s Benchmarks1 week ago These Jewelry Retailers Grab Shoppers’ Interest with Inventive Displays Hot Sellers1 week ago These Were the Top-Selling Jewelry Brands and Categories in January, According To Our Brain Squad Columns4 days ago 3 Tips to Becoming the Most Resilient Jewelry Store Owner You Know Sponsored Content1 week ago With Average Retails of $250, This Is One Brand You Won’t Want to Miss!