Waterford Police say Deborah Simmons turned herself in shortly before noon on Saturday.
The theft happened at the end of July at the Meijer store on Highland Road in Waterford. Officers say the victim was looking at produce when Simmons came up behind her and took her cart, which had the victim's purse inside of it.
Police say Simmons is a parole absconder with a criminal history dating back to 1985. State records show Simmons has convictions for Larceny, Retail Fraud and numerous other charges.