Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police
Department’s Commercial Crimes Division, Complex Financial Crimes
Section announce the arrest of 52- year-old Edward Rostohar, a
resident of Studio City for grand theft.
While employed as a manager for a financial institution in Los
Angeles, Rostohar forged numerous company checks made payable to
himself. Rostohar then deposited the checks into several of his
bank accounts and later withdrew the money in cash. The total
amount of the checks is estimated to be in the millions. The
financial institution is in the process of conducting a forensic
audit and estimates the loss to be substantially higher. The bail
was set at $120,000.00 and his next court appearance is scheduled
for April 5, 2019.
(Recovered from Suspect’s residence)
Anyone with information is encouraged to call Commercial Crimes
Division Detectives Oscar Garza and Michelle Esquivel at (213)
486-6630. During off-hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to
a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247). Anyone
wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime
Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to
www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit lapdonline.org,
and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime
Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may
download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the L.A.
Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.