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Woman Charged With Stealing From Her Grandfather’s Estate Hours After His Death
Cheyenne Leigh Ward

Woman Charged With Stealing From Her Grandfather’s Estate Hours After His Death

30-year old Cheyenne Leigh Ward of Hiddenite was arrested Thursday (February 25) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers on warrants filed by the Taylorsville Police Department. She’s charged with two counts of felony obtaining property by false pretense, two counts of felony uttering a forged instrument, and misdemeanor larceny.

The suspect allegedly obtained funds from her grandfather’s bank account after he passed away a few hours earlier. Taylorsville Police investigated the case and had been attempting to locate Ward for over a week. Ward was released on $8,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled Monday (March 1).

[Story and photo courtesy of Rick Gilbert, WACB]