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Crafty thieves: Two women arrested for stealing hundreds of dollars of craft items

Crafty thieves: Two women arrested for stealing hundreds of dollars of craft items.

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Two women were arrested in Grand Traverse County after hundreds of dollars worth of stolen crafting goods were found in their vehicle.

On Monday around 2 p.m., Michigan State Police Troopers pulled over a vehicle on Rennie School Road for a registration violation.

The troopers noticed a large amount of new craft merchandise in the backseat without any shopping bags.

Troopers investigated the scene and found the items had been stolen from stores in the area.

Managers at the stores had not reported the thefts yet but more than $600 more of merchandise was returned.

A 36-year-old Kalkaska woman was arrested for first degree retail fraud and the driver, a 34-year-old Kalkaska woman was arrested for driving on a suspended license.

Both women also had outstanding warrants for their arrest, troopers said.

They were both taken to the Grand Traverse County Jail and posted bond.

Their arraignments are scheduled for next week.



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