NYC Cops Bust Pickpocket, 76, for 37th Time

Retirement not looking likely for granny with 30-year rap sheet
By Sarah Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 21, 2008 11:33 AM CDT
The case of Katherine Kelly--who actually looks slightly more deranged than our stock art--will be heard in Manhattan Criminal Court.    (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Can you blame an old lady for being set in her ways? New York City cops have busted a 76-year-old woman with 20 aliases and 30 convictions for the 37th time, the New York Post reports. This time known as "Katherine Kelly," she was nabbed after lifting a wallet—and stuffing it in her bra—during a supermarket sting. "She was a pickpocket terrorist and had to be caught," says a police source.