Grandma steals wallet from school teacher

GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police responded to Marley Elementary School in Glen Burnie Tuesday morning for the report of a grandmother who was caught stealing a teacher's wallet during an assembly.

The Anne Arundel County Police said they responded to the school located in the 700 block of Cooper Road at 10:44 a.m.

Deputies spoke with school administrator upon their arrival who said the school was having an assembly for the students that allows parents or guardians to attend and assist school staff with chaperoning students.

Officers were told that a grandmother of one of the students was caught stealing a teacher's wallet during the assembly. School staff stopped the suspect from leaving the school until officers got to the premises, authorities said.

After deputies spoke with school staff, it was discovered that the woman went into an unoccupied classroom. The suspect was then confronted by the victim and asked what she was doing in the classroom. The grandmother left the room and later re-entered through the cafeteria.

The teacher became suspicious and realized her wallet was missing from the classroom. The victim then saw the grandmother holder her wallet in the cafeteria and going through it. Authorities said the suspect was also seen taking something from the wallet and throwing the wallet into the trash can.

The wallet was then retrieved and money was missing from it. Deputies then placed the suspect into custody and took her to Northern District.

The woman was told she is no longer allowed on the school's property and will be charged with trespassing if she returns.

Theresa Yvonne Sayles, 49, of Glen Burnie was charged with theft under $100 and disturbing school activities

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