Tabor City correctional officer faces larceny charges after incident at UNC medical facility

Tabor City correctional officer faces larceny charges after incident at UNC medical facility

CHAPEL HILL, NC (WECT) - A Tabor City correctional officer is facing larceny charges after an incident at a medical facility in Chapel Hill Tuesday morning.

According to Keith Acree, spokesperson for the NC Department of Public Safety, 53-year-old Cynthia Daly, of Whiteville, and another correctional officer were transporting an inmate to UNC Health Care for treatment.

Tom Hughes, spokesperson for UNC Health Care, says an employee at the system's Ambulatory Care Center reported the theft of some personal property to officials.

Hughes says officers with the UNC Department of Public Safety identified Daly as a suspect in the theft and apprehended her. While Daly was being apprehended, an "active shooter" announcement was broadcast over the public address system because she had a gun, according to Hughes.

Hughes says no shots were fired during the arrest and no one at the facility was in any danger during the incident.

According to the incident report, Daly allegedly stole several items from the victim including a purse, a set of car keys, cash, and a $30,000 wedding ring.

Daly reportedly used the car keys she took from the victim's purse to enter their Toyota Highlander.

Also, the report states that Daly was involuntarily committed following the incident.

According to Acree, there has been no change in Daly's employment status since the incident.

Daly has been a correctional officer in Columbus County since Jan. 2008.

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