TORRANCE (AP) — An 82-year-old Southern California career thief is out of prison and allegedly back to her old tricks.
Doris Thompson, who has a 21-page rap sheet dating back to 1955, has been arrested for a string of burglaries at doctors' offices in Torrance.
Investigators say she's netted $17,000 since March.
Eighteen months ago, the 5-foot-3 woman pleaded guilty to burglary and she was sentenced to prison. She thanked the judge, saying she wanted to serve the full three years in prison, where she expected to die.
But she didn't die, and was released on parole in November.