Mother turns in daughter, friend who allegedly snatched woman’s purse at Walmart

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A mother turned her daughter and a friend in after they allegedly snatched someone’s purse at a local store, according to the Memphis Police Department.

The incident happened June 28 at a Walmart in the 7500 block of Winchester Road.

The victim told police two women grabbed her purse and ran out of the store, according to an affidavit.

On July 7, a woman called the police and said she saw her daughter and the daughter’s friend on the news and wanted to turn them in.

She later brought her daughter, identified as Homernisha Jones, and her daughter’s friend, identified as Autumn Duff, 18, to the police station.

Jones, 20, told police that she and Duff went to the Walmart and realized they needed money, records show.

The pair saw a woman put her purse in her cart and turn away.

Jones told police she grabbed the purse and they ran from the store. The duo then used the victim’s credit card to buy gas at a Marathon gas station, records show.

She said the pair then went to Citi Trends and bought clothes and shoes with the victim’s credit card.

The pair also allegedly used the credit card to buy food at McDonald’s.

Jones said in total the pair racked up around $500 on the victim’s credit card, according to the affidavit.

Jones and Duff were arrested and taken to jail.

They’re charged with Identity Theft, Theft of Property, and Fraudulent Use of Credit Card.