WILKES-BARRE, ALZERNE COUNTY (WBRE / WYOU) – A former teacher from the Wilkes-Barre area school district has been charged with stealing a $ 4,500 stained glass window.
According to the criminal complaint, Michael Grebeck, former principal of EL Meyers High School, reported the theft of a large stained glass window in the auditorium.
After reviewing the security footage, he saw a woman, Jessica Stork, carrying a large object covered with a sheet just before 4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 14.
Stork previously worked for the Wilkes-Barre area school district, but has since resigned. Now that she is resigned, she shouldn’t be inside the school without permission from the building administrators, Grebeck explained.
The criminal complaint says Grebeck contacted Stork and asked if she was inside the school. Stork replied that she had permission from a school teacher to be there and admitted to taking the stained glass window.
The affidavit states that the officers advised Stork to return the stained glass. She returned it on Friday June 17th.
Due to the value of the window, Stork was charged on Tuesday, September 21 with a third degree felony, theft by illegal kidnapping. His hearing is scheduled for November 18.
Stork said she only wanted to keep the window as a memento of the school she once attended, according to reports.