Daughter arrested, accused of being caught with dad's stolen checks

Suspect became combative and initially was charged with resisting arrest.
Cary Ashby
Nov 15, 2012


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.”



A sad day for the father. Tough love. Change the locks on your door and don't let her in unless she is watched 100% of the time.


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Lillie Chaos

Every parent feels for this family. So sad. Maybe this will help
end the addiction.


Hmmm....this ought to make Thanksgiving dinner a fun time for father and daughter.




I do not understand why anyone would steal from Mr. Holtz, one if the most caring people i know! The guy would do anything for anyone. Such a shame that she did this. Hope everything works out for Mr. Holtzy


He is a good man...she has a wonderful family who is very close, and yet she acts like someone who has nobody. she did this to herself. she has stolen and lied to all of us. None of us deserve it.

Paranoid Illusion

You can bet the person is an addict/junkie if they are stealing like this.



Sitting In The ...

Another entry in the 2012 "I'm not smart enough to avoid heroin" contest. We should create an island in the middle of Lake Erie and give them a choice, drugs, or a boat, that will only start if each passenger can do the impossible and actually pass a drug test. Either way society wins.


Opiates steal a person's heart and soul.


Another junkie that will be let out on a o.r. bond to be able to snitch her wy out of this one like the last 3 felony charges she had got. And imagine that they all got dropped or went to a Mis1 so Im sure this will just be another one added to the list. I rember living by her and her kids for a short period of time and its sad to say she let her kids see the drugs come in and out all the drinking her sleeping with her 16 yr OLD daughters friends . THIS WOMEN IS A SHAME TO ALL WOMEN AND MOTHERS OUT THERE. They need to give her a harsh punishment and not let her out to do the cbcf program or probation as you see its hasnt helped !


Did she steel your man Ben or something? Sounds personal to me. I see you made a long post just a couple weeks back telling us how great of a person Mr Blair is in an article... "Benjamin E. Blair, Heroin suspect arrested at his apartment". So it's OK for one person to get in trouble because of heroin, but not Ok for another. As long as you like one and not the other? Is that the definition of a hypocrite or what?


Sadly Melinda has not changed. Still lyein to friends and family . Still using and abusing. And paying for it with what ever way she can. But not with cash. Never has that. Out shake ing the money maker so whatever foolish guy she has her hooks into opens up the wallet, the house to live in and sadly his heart .and still admits to nothing. Madison will be as bad as Melinda is The fruit falls not far from the tree that birthed it