43-year-old Cynthia Diane Hayes (also listed as Cynthia Diane Cardona-Gomez) of 17th Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 5:10 p.m. Saturday (December 19). Hayes also lists an address on Polk Street in Taylorsville. She was charged with felony habitual larceny (three counts), second-degree trespassing (two counts), violation of emergency prohibitions & restrictions, forgery of an instrument, and uttering a forged instrument.
Hayes was arrested without incident Saturday after items were taken past the last point of sale at the Walmart store on Highway 70 S.E. in Hickory. She was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $17,500, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today (December 21) in Newton with District and Superior court dates coming up on Wednesday (December 23).