Woman Charged With Kidnapping, Robbing Elderly Victim

Holli Tapely forced her way into the victim's car before stealing it, police said.

By Bob Connors
|  Thursday, Feb 21, 2013  |  Updated 6:34 PM EDT
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Woman Charged With Kidnapping, Robbing Elderly Victim

Orange Police

Holli Tapely, 34, is accused of kidnapping an elderly victim and then stealing from her.

Police have charged a Derby woman in connection with a kidnapping and robbery in Orange.

Holli Tapley, 34, is accused of confronting an elderly woman in front of a store on the Boston Post Road on Feb. 14. Tapley told the woman to drive her to a second location where she ordered the victim to get out and stole the woman's car, according to police.

After stealing the car, Tapley went through the victim's belongings and stole cash and credit cards, which Tapley used to make several purchases in Orange and nearby towns, police said.

Detectives zeroed in on Tapley as a suspect, and when they interviewed her, she admitted to the incident, according to police. Tapley also led police to the victim's car and some of the woman's belongings.

Tapley is charged with second-degree kidnapping, second-degree robbery, second-degree larceny, credit card theft and illegal use of a credit card.

She is being held on $75,000 bond and is scheduled to be in court March 4.

Tapley is also facing unrelated charges in Derby and North Haven.

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