Orange Police Charge Local Woman With Kidnapping, Robbery

Woman allegedly ordered victim to drive her to a location, before stealing victim's car and credit cards.

Orange Police arrested a Derby woman Thursday in connection with an alleged kidnapping that occurred last week.

Holli Tapley, 34, of Derby, was arrested and charged with the following offenses:

  • Second-degree kidnapping
  • Second-degree robbery
  • Second-degree larceny (two counts)
  • Second-degree threatening
  • Credit card theft
  • Illegal use of a credit card

The arrest stemmed from an incident that occurred on Feb. 14 when Tapley confronted an elderly female victim in front of a business on the Boston Post Road in Orange.  Tapley ordered the victim to drive her to a second location where she told the victim to get out and stole the victims’ car, according to Orange Police.

Tapley went through the victims’ belongings and stole cash and credit cards, which were used to make purchases at businesses in Orange and surrounding towns. The victim was uninjured, said police.

Tapley was developed as a suspect and interviewed by Orange Detective Michael Morrin before providing a full confession as well as the location of the victims’ car and some belongings. Derby Police assisted in the investigation.

Tapley is being held on $75,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Derby Superior Court on Mar. 4.

She also faces charges by Derby Police and North Haven Police, who also hold arrest warrants in her name, according to police.

K setaro February 22, 2013 at 01:17 PM
Great job Det..Morrin.


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