Woman convicted of Waterford purse snatches sentenced to prison

Woman plead guilty to robbing 90-year-old at Meijer store in Waterford Township

WATERFORD, Mich. - The woman who plead guilty to stealing a 90-year-old woman's purse from a Waterford Meijer in July was sentenced Thursday.

50-year-old Deborah Simmons pleaded guilty to larceny, illegal use of a financial transaction device and larceny in a building.

An Oakland County Circuit Court judge sentenced Simmons to 3 to 15 years in prison. Simmons isn't new to being in trouble with the law - she has a lengthy criminal record.

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The internet was abuzz with surveillance images of Simmons walking out of the Meijer on Highland Road - with the victim's purse in hand.

Simmons turned herself in on August 31st.

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