Purse snatching suspect pleads guilty to robbing 90-year-old woman

Deborah Simmons charged with taking victim's purse at Meijer store in Waterford Township

By Halston Herrera - Digital news editor

WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - A purse snatcher who was caught on camera robbing a 90-year-old woman at Meijer store in Waterford Township has pleaded guilty.

In July, Deborah Simmons was caught on store cameras walking away with the victim's cart from the produce section.

She left the purse behind, but took more than $1,000 in cash and credit cards that were inside.

She later turned herself in after her picture was put out by police.

She is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 31 after pleading guilty to larceny and illegal use of a financial transaction device charges.

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