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Mich. man recognizes mom as bank robbery suspect

Friday - 6/28/2013, 5:04pm  ET

This undated photo released by the Kent County sheriff’s department in Grand Rapids, Mich., shows Dee Ann Sanders, 53, of Martin, Mich. The FBI says Sanders’ son saw a surveillance photo from the Tuesday, June 18, 2013, robbery of a Bank of America branch and recognized the robber as his mother. The son then called police, and his mother confessed to the robbery, the FBI said. The stickup note said the robber needed $2,500 for her children and grandchildren. Sanders is due in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids on Thursday, June 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Kent County sheriff’s department.)

BYRON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- The FBI says a Michigan man who recognized his mom in surveillance photos of a bank robbery called police to turn her in.

MLive.com (http://bit.ly/18gvfgh ) reports the man told police his mother was at his home in Kent County's Byron Township.

Authorities say 53-year-old Dee Ann Sanders of Martin was charged Tuesday with robbing a Bank of America branch on June 18.

Her arraignment is scheduled Thursday in Grand Rapids.

A teller says the robber handed her a note demanding $2,500 for her children and grandchildren. She got $1,092.

Surveillance photos show a woman wearing a bright red T-shirt with a large American flag on the front.

FBI special agent Adam Van Deuren says Sanders confessed.

It's unknown if she has a lawyer yet. She doesn't have a phone listing.

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Information from: The Grand Rapids Press:MLive.com, http://www.mlive.com


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