Ann Marie Ubl, 42, a special education teacher for 17 years, has been charged with multiple counts of theft as a result of a police investigation.
In a release issued by the Bayonne Police Department on May 15, Ubl was charged after an investigation concluded that she allegedly took a Casio G-Shock watch from a desk drawer at the Lincoln School front office at the end of March. The value of the watched was placed at $90.
On May 2, $546 in cash was taken from a locked strong box also located in that office.
The police said the other thefts had been reported within the school over the previous three years, all small amounts.
Based on the theft of the watch and money, and because of the prior thefts, the police department set up surveillance at the office. $250 in cash was put into the lock box, from which money was previously stolen.
On May 15, Ubl was seen allegedly removing the money from the box and allegedly putting it into her pocket. She was arrested and charged.
New pastor welcomed at Grace Lutheran Church
Grace Lutheran Church of Bayonne will be rededicating the church and school buildings to its congregants and to all in the community following 11 a.m. worship on Sunday, June 2. The lawn party at Grace Lutheran Church, 836 Avenue C (corner of West 37th Street) in Bayonne, begins at 12:30 p.m., where Pastor Gary Grindeland, Grace Lutheran’s new church leader, will be on hand to meet everyone. Pastor Grindeland will conduct a tour of the simple elegance of Grace Lutheran Church and the school building. Members of Grace Lutheran are friendly, and welcome all newcomers to the party, which will feature music, food, beverages, popcorn, and other goodies. Grace Lutheran Church has been without a pastor since Pastor Laura Thelander moved to her native Midwest to head another congregation. She now is Seminary Pastor at Luther Theological Seminary in St. Paul, Minn. The church council has kept Grace Lutheran intact during the interim between pastors, remaining in touch with Lutheran leadership for guidance and scheduling visiting pastors for Sunday worship.