A Martin County man faces charges for stealing water from Martin County Water. Officials with the Sheriff’s Office say Michael Maynard was using something called a “cheater bar” that allows a resident to bypass water meters and avoid paying for any water they’re using. Martin County Water is struggling as it is, and recently had to raise rates. Investigators say most cheater bars aren’t installed properly, and end up wasting thousands of dollars of water. Maynard was arrested and charged with theft of services.