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Ithaca woman with history of stealing cars caught again

An Ithaca woman with a history of grand theft auto has been caught again.

Police say that on Wednesday, 27-year-old Samantha Maynard stole a 2010 Jeep Cherokee in the South Hill area. The owner had left the vehicle unattended while he ran inside a business.

Officers stopped the vehicle in the 700 block of Giles Street and arrested Maynard without incident. She faces two felony charges.

It’s not the first time Maynard has been caught stealing a vehicle. In July of last year, Maynard stole a white cargo van in the 400 block of South Plain Street in the City of Ithaca. She led police on a chase through the city into Cayuga Heights before being stopped on Route 13.

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