08/09/2012 04:56 EDT | Updated 10/09/2012 05:12 EDT

Woman, 60, charged with arson in Verdun

Police have arrested a 60-year-old woman in Verdun, a borough of Montreal, in connection with a series of fires in the neighborhood this summer.

Jeannette Béland allegedly set eight fires in an apartment house on de Verdun Street over several weeks between June and August.

Béland faces charges of arson causing material damage and possession of materials to set fires.