I came to the conclusion that Robin Hayes would steal the shirt off a homeless man's back when he used a photograph of Larry Kissell that I own the copyright to in his promotional mailers back in 2006. He used my property without my permission and without compensating me not once, but twice. He used it the second time after having received a cease and desist order from me.
Maybe I'm not the right person to ask if Robin Hayes would stoop to stealing, especially since my mind is already made up. Maybe you don't think using copyrighted property (intellectual property) without permission is stealing.
But what if there was proof that he used something tangible without permission? This isn't exactly a current event and Robin would have been a wee lad of 35 when it happened, but it looks like he may have played a part in borrowing someone else's property without legal permission. From the Concord Tribune (sorry no link due to age of article):
Accusations soon followed that Hayes had provided false information to the company and the county and that one of the County Commissioners had written an illegal letter on behalf of the Commission to Hayes' general contractor saying the county was satisfied, clearing the way for Hayes to be paid for the Philip Morris job. [Concord Tribune, 9/09/80]
What, pray tell, did little Robin allegedly steal?
Dirt. The man allegedly stole dirt. Back in May of 1980, Robin Hayes was a subcontractor on a job to build a railway spur line leading to the then new (and soon to be out of business) Philip Morris plant. Allegations at the time claim Hayes violated a right-of-way and took dirt from the county's Stonewall Jackson site.
Dirt. The man allegedly stole dirt. Like I said before, I think he'd take the shirt off a homeless man's back....but that's just me.
Let's not forget, at the time Hayes was already a very wealthy man since he was born into wealth instead of earning it himself. Maybe Hayes felt he had to lie, cheat and steal to keep up with his daddy and granddaddy, 'cause he certainly doesn't seem to have been able to do it by taking the straight and narrow.
Shame on you Robin Hayes.