Third arrest made in $2M Sally Ann theft
A man talks on a cellphone at the Salvation Army's Railside Road food and toy distribution centre in Toronto on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. (The Canadian Press/Chris Young)
Sandie Benitah, cp24.com
Published Friday, April 5, 2013 11:28AM EDT
A third person has now been charged in connection with a massive theft at the Salvation Army uncovered last year.
CTV News learned of the arrest Friday morning. Police say charges were laid as officers continued to investigate the thefts and recover some of the stolen goods.
About $2-million worth of goods were stolen from the Salvation Army Toronto warehouse on Railside Drive in the last few years. Most of it has since been recovered and returned to the charity.
An internal audit of the organization uncovered the thefts last September. Police said at the time that enough items were stolen to fill three tractor trailers. Some of the items that were stolen include bedding, food, strollers and toys.
Two men were charged last year in connection with the case.
Former Salvation Army executive David Rennie, 51, and business owner Umaish Ramrattan, 61, were both charged with 40 theft-related offences.
Ramrattan did not have a personal or professional relationship with the Salvation Army, the organization said.
Xia “Diane” Wang, 43, has been charged with possession of proceeds of crime and conspiracy to commit an indictable offence.
Wang is Rennie’s common-law spouse.
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