BREAKING: 2nd Person Arrested in Salvation Army Theft
A second person has been arrested in connection with the theft of millions of dollars in toys and other products from the main Toronto warehouse of the Salvation Army.
61-year-old Umaish Ramrattan of Ajax has been arrested and is facing numerous charges including theft and posssession of stolen property.
Police say they've also found a third cache of stolen goods after raiding another commercial warehouse in Brampton on Wednesday. 26 skids containing toys, school supplies, cleaning products and food were found at the warehouse.
Former Salvation Army warehouse executive director David Rennie has already been charged in connection with the theft said to be worth about $2-million.
Rennie, 51, was arrested after he turned himself in Monday morning.
He faces charges of theft over $5,000, possession of stolen property and criminal breach of trust.
Police had initially identified Northern Sales Group, a company with a warehouse located at Weston Rd. and Steeles Ave., as a wholesaler involved in the redistribution scheme and said they were looking for a second person of interest who was connected to the company.
Police were looking into the thefts which occurred over two years after a whistle blower came forward in August.
Police uncovered the first cache of goods on Friday at a warehouse in Brampton, where Northern Sales Group had cold storage space. That load included nearly 150 skids of toddler playpens, porcelain dolls, chocolate bars and other items
On Saturday, a second cache of goods police believe belong to the Salvation Army was uncovered at Northern Sales Group’s warehouse on Garyray Dr. in North York.
Both Ramrattan and Rennie are expected to make court appearances on January 4th.