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      Manlius woman found with meth, stolen checks in Wal-Mart shoplifting arrest

      <font size="2">Cindy Maxim</font>

      A Manlius woman is accused of shoplifting several items from the Wal-Mart in New Hartford. It happened early Monday morning.

      New Hartford Police say 37-year-old Cindy Maxim was trying to buy several high value items that were ringing up with extremely low prices. They say she then tried to pay several times with a bank check that would not process. Maxim was later told she could not buy the items because they weren't marked properly.

      Police say she then walked out of the store wearing stolen boots with several stolen items in her purse. She was stopped by the store manager and later arrested.

      Police say she had a smoking pipe containing methamphetamines along with a New York driver's license and several bank checks belonging to another person from Manlius.

      Maxim is charged with petit larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a forged instrument. She was arraigned in New Hartford Town Court and sent to the Oneida County Correctional Facility in lieu of $3,000 cash bail or $6,000 bond. She is scheduled to be back in court on December 5.

      Maxim also has an arrest warrant in Oneida County for failing to obey a child support order, a bench warrant in Utica for criminal possession of a controlled substance and an arrest warrant in Utica for petit larceny.

      32-year-old Ryan Carman, of Fayetteville, who was with Maxim when she was arrested, was also taken into custody on an arrest warrant from Whitestown for criminal possession of a controlled substance.