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Police: Manlius woman arrested with meth while trying to rip off Walmart

New Hartford Police have arrested a Manlius woman who they say was caught with a pipe filled with meth while she tried to steal from Walmart.
New Hartford (WSYR-TV) – New Hartford Police have arrested a Manlius woman who they say was caught with a pipe filled with meth while she tried to steal from Walmart.

In addition, police say Cindy Maxim, 37, was trying to use checks she stole from another Manlius resident.

According to police, loss prevention staff at Walmart were initially alerted to Maxim when she tried to buy high price items that were ringing up at extremely low prices.

Then, when she tried to pay for her purchases, her bank checks would not work.

She finally left the store allegedly wearing stolen boots and carrying stolen items in her bag.

A manager and a loss prevention officer stopped Maxim and the police arrived.

An officer said he found a pipe full of methamphetamine in her belongings, along with a driver’s license and several bank checks that belonged to someone else.

Police located the person whose license and checks Maxim allegedly had. The person confirmed that they had been stolen.

Maxim was charged with petit larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, and criminal possession of a controlled substance.

She was also charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument – a felony.

She was arraigned and taken to the Oneida County jail in lieu of $3,000 cash bail or $6,000 bond.

Upon her arrest, police discovered Maxim had an active warrant for failure to obey a child support order, an active bench warrant from the city of Utica for criminal possession of a controlled substance, and an active warrant from Utica for petit larceny.

A Fayetteville man – 32-year-old Ryan Carman – was with Maxim during her arrest.

Police discovered that Carman had an active arrest warrant from Town of Whitestown Police Department for criminal possession of a controlled substance.

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