On Sunday, February 26th, Folsom Police Officers arrested Elizabeth Simmons, 37 from Sacramento, after nearly two years of investigations of multiple crimes including theft and identity theft.
On Sunday evening an alert employee at Trader Joe’s, located at 850 East Bidwell Street, called Folsom Police to report Simmons was inside of the store. “Over the past couple of years, Simmons continued to steal wallets out of unsuspecting victim’s shopping carts while at Trader Joe’s before using the victim’s credit cards to purchase gift cards. We knew she would be back so we took a proactive approach and reached out to Trader Joe’s,” said Det. Wells of the Folsom Police Department.
There are dozens of active cases involving Simmons throughout the state and Folsom Police are actively seeking information from additional agencies to identify more. Simmons is part of a larger group that commits these types of crimes throughout the State of California. Investigators are currently working on identifying other members of her group.
Det. Wells went on to say, “This is a great reminder to always keep an eye on your belongings while shopping. Simmons was incredibly fast and would steal the wallets in a matter of seconds. We are very grateful to Trader Joe’s, the employee who called, and the quick response from Patrol.”
This is a great example of how citizens and business within our community partner with the Folsom Police Department to pursue criminal behavior.
Simmons is currently being held at the Sacramento County Main Jail on seven felony warrants totaling $735,000. See attached booking photo.
Folsom Police Department
46 Natoma St
Folsom, CA 95630