Third woman faces charges in alleged string of copper thefts

    Bethany Thompson was charged in June with third-degree retail fraud.

    The third woman accused of being involved with a string of copper thefts from Traverse City area stores was arraigned Tuesday.

    Ashli Green was arraigned on charges of organized retail crime, conspiracy and commit retail fraud, first degree retail fraud, as well as habitual offender second notice.

    Two other women, Destiny May and Bethany Thompson, have already been charged in beginning of June.

    There continues to be an outstanding warrant for the fourth woman, Dianne Comai, involved in the copper thefts.

    The women are believed to have taken copper items from Lowes, Home Depot and Menards to sell as scrap metal.

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