Second arrest in Salvation Army toy theft case

(QMI Agency File Photo)

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Simon Kent, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:52 PM ET

TORONTO - A second suspect has been charged in the case of $2 million worth of donated goods stolen from the Salvation Army.

Umaish Ramrattan, 61, of Ajax, Ont., was arrested Wednesday and faces theft-related 40 charges.

Const. Tony Vella said a search warrant executed at a warehouse in Brampton, just northwest of Toronto, turned up 26 skids of items suspected of being related to the missing Sally Ann property, including toys, food, cleaning supplies and school supplies.

"I can just say the majority of items have been recovered," Vella said.

The warehouse where the skids were found was not owned by the accused, he said.

Police were in the process Thursday of completing an inventory with the aim of returning all the stolen property to the organization in time for Christmas distribution.

Earlier this week, a former Salvation Army executive director was charged in connection with the stolen goods.

David Rennie, 51, faces 40 charges, including theft over $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime and criminal breach of trust.

Rennie was fired recently after an internal audit revealed toys and other goods went missing over the past two years.

More than 145 skids of toys, food and other items were seized from a Toronto warehouse and a Brampton cold-storage facility last Saturday.

"It's a complex case, and we're working closely with officials at the Salvation Army," Vella said.

Ramrattan and Rennie are scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 4, 2013.

-- With files from Simon Kent


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