Good timing for the theft victim. It wasn’t so good for the suspect — his daughter.
A father came to the Huron County Sheriff’s Office about 10:40 a.m. Tuesday to report the theft of checks.
“He had six checks stolen,” Capt. Ted Patrick said.
As Detective John Harris was completing the paperwork and taking a statement from the man, a Firelands Credit Union employee called him on his cell phone. Patrick said the clerk reported the man’s daughter, Melinda M. Holtz, 41, most recently of 4641 Plank Road, was in the drive-thru attempting to cash his checks.
Harris and Deputy Shannon Lyons responded to the Cleveland Road bank, where they confronted Holtz who was in a vehicle with another female subject.
“She (Holtz) became combative,” Patrick said.
She was arrested and initially charged with resisting arrest and theft of checks. However, prosecutors decided to only charge her with receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony punishable by six to 12 months behind bars.
During a search of the vehicle, deputies reported finding three suspected heroin syringes and a small amount of heroin.
“These items were all in a bag … in her vehicle,” Patrick said. “More charges are pending.”