Couple arrested for theft

An Evesham man and his estranged wife have been indicted for stealing $25,000 from a Lumberton couple that had been led to believe they were investing in a new business.

According to Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi, Donald C. Dubeck, age 56, of Evesham, and his estranged wife, Mary Lynn Dubeck, age 55, of Henderson, Nev., were indicted on one count of theft by failure to make required disposition. The indictment was returned on Sept. 28.

According to the investigation, a couple in Lumberton was approached by the Dubecks in July 2006 for the purpose of investing in a surgical center the Dubecks said they planned to open in southern New Jersey. The couple gave the Dubecks $25,000 but the business never opened and the money was never returned.

Donald Dubeck was arrested Oct. 1 at his home by the Burlington County Sheriff’s Department. Bail was set in Burlington County Superior Court at $50,000 no 10 percent by the Hon. James W. Palmer, Jr. J.S.C. Mary Lynn Dubeck was arrested Oct. 1 in Nevada by the U.S. Marshals Service Nevada Fugitive Investigative Strike Team. She is in the Clark County jail pending extradition to New Jersey.

“Anyone who attempts to swindle the hardworking citizens of Burlington County will be held accountable in court,” Bernardi said.

The investigation was conducted by the Lumberton Police Department and the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office. Anybody with relevant information concerning the defendants is asked to call the Lumberton Police Department at (609) 267–1111 or the BCPO at (609) 265–5035.