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CANADA: Salvation Army Executive Director Busted For $2M Toy Heist

The executive director for the Toronto Salvation Army has been arrested for stealing more than $2M in toys from the organization.
David Rennie, the Salvation Army executive fired in the midst of an investigation into donated goods that disappeared from a Toronto warehouse, has turned himself into police. CTV Toronto reporter Tamara Cherry was there when Rennie walked himself into 33 Division shortly before 10 a.m. Monday. "That's the division where this has been investigated by police since the beginning of this month," Cherry said in an interview from the station. Last week, the Salvation Army notified the public that an internal audit had revealed that approximately 100,000 toys had disappeared from its Railside Drive warehouse over a two-year period. The approximate value of the toys is $2 million. Spokesperson Maj. John Murray said a whistleblower first called attention to the missing toys in August, which triggered the internal investigation. Rennie was later fired from his post as executive director of the Railside Dr. warehouse as a result of that probe.
Over the weekend investigators found 146 pallets of toys and child care products in a Toronto-area warehouse that presumably had been rented by Rennie.

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