More charges in Salvation Army warehouse theft

by The Canadian Press

TORONTO, Ontario—Toronto police say a second person has been charged in connection with the theft of millions of dollars in toys and other donations from a Salvation Army warehouse in the city.

Umaish Ramrattan, 61, of Ajax faces numerous charges, including theft and possession of stolen property.

Police say they’ve also found a third cache of stolen goods after raiding another commercial warehouse in Brampton on Wednesday.

Twenty-six skids containing toys, school supplies, cleaning products and food were reportedly found at the warehouse.

Former Salvation Army warehouse executive director David Rennie was charged Monday in connection with the theft, which police and the charity have estimated at about $2 million.

Rennie, 51, faces charges of theft over $5,000, possession of stolen property and criminal breach of trust.

On Monday, police alleged a company called Northern Sales Group, which they said controls a Toronto warehouse where some of the toys were found, was involved in a scheme to sell the Salvation Army toys.

At that time investigators said they were looking to arrest and charge a second suspect connected to the group.