The FBI says a Michigan man who recognized his mom in surveillance photos of a bank robbery called police to turn her in. 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 with robbing a Bank of America branch on June 18.

She was to be arraigned in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids.

The robbery occurred around 4:10 p.m.

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

The teller told police that the robber stood at the service kiosk several minutes, and appeared to be preparing a withdrawal slip. 

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

Shortly after the photos were released to media, the son and several other callers identified Sanders as the robber, FBI special agent Adam Van Deuren wrote in a criminal complaint. Police found her near her son’s house on Festival Drive SW, less than a mile from the bank robbery. 

FBI special agent Adam Van Deuren says Sanders confessed.

It’s unknown if she has a lawyer yet. She didn’t have a phone listing.

Source: The Grand Rapids Press:,