Pair indicted on 2 counts of arson, insurance fraud
Published on Dec. 3, 2016
While most Toledo firefighters were attending a “last alarm” service three years ago for two firefighters who were killed in the line of duty, crews from neighboring departments helped battle a fire at a home on Collingwood Boulevard.
Now the former Toledo couple who owned the house have been indicted on two counts of aggravated arson and one count of insurance fraud based on accusations they set a 2½-story wood-frame house at 3248 Collingwood Blvd. on fire and then filed a false insurance claim.
Reinaldo Torna, 56, and his wife, Mayelin Torna, 44, are now believed to be living in Miami, prosecutors said. Fire investigators found multiple points of origin for the fire, which occurred during a service for firefighters Stephen Machcinski and James Dickman, who died in a Magnolia Street fire just a few days earlier.