LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — The grandmother of a student at Marley Elementary School was caught stealing a teacher’s wallet during an assembly Tuesday morning, according to Anne Arundel County police.

The grandmother was identified as 49-year-old Theresa Yvonne Sayles of Glen Burnie, who is no stranger to the law.

Police say they responded to the elementary school on the 700 block of Cooper Road in Glen Burnie just before 11 a.m. After speaking with school administrators, investigators say Sayles went into an empty classroom after stealing the wallet.

According to police, Sayles was confronted by the teacher who then questioned her about being in the classroom. Sayles eventually left the classroom and went back into the cafeteria, police say.

The teacher noticed Sayles holding the wallet in the cafeteria and rummaging through it, police say. Sayles was then seen taking something out of the wallet and throwing it into a trash can.

Investigators say that once the wallet was retrieved, money was missing from it. Sayles was then arrested and charged with theft under $100 and disturbing school activities.

According to the Maryland Judiciary website, Sayles has previously been charged with five counts of theft of less than $500, disorderly conduct, first-, third- and fourth-degree burglary, attempted fourth-degree burglary, and concealing a deadly weapon among other various charges dating back to 1992.

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