LISBON - One of three people accused in the snatching of a woman's purse at the Calcutta Walmart in January, Frank J. Flaherty Jr., pleaded guilty in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court to robbery.
Flaherty, 39, Shadyside Avenue, East Liverpool, faces up to 36 months in prison and a $10,000 fine. Sentencing is set for Nov. 3.
Flaherty, Brianne Flaherty and David Mathes were all accused of following Edna Geer through the Walmart before Frank Flaherty forcibly stole her purse and then escaped with the co-defendants waiting in a gold Ford Taurus.
Brianne Flaherty previously pleaded guilty to complicity to robbery and awaits sentencing later this month. Mathes is also charged with complicity to robbery.