Five from NY indicted for defrauding Ohio victim

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - A federal grand jury returned a nine-count indictment charging Haki Toplica, 24, Luisa Rivera Goris, 22, Kathryn Lissette De La Torre, 24, Haider Islam, 21, and Robert Rosso, 27, all of New York, with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud and interstate transportation of stolen property.

The U.S. District Attorney's Office says the defendants conspired to defraud and take money and property from a 69-year-old victim in Ohio.

According to the indictment, Toplica told the victim around June 2018 that in order to obtain a $475,000 loan to pay off his creditors, the victims would have to pay fees associated with the loan via wire.

A month later, Toplica told the victim the victim would have to pay a $100,000 fee to obtain a $3 million loan.

In August 2018, the victim signed over approximately 55 vehicles and equipment to Toplica to secure a $10 million loan.

All of these loans and fees did not exist.

The investigation was conducted by Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason M. Katz.