Salvation Army executive guilty of massive toy-for-profit fraud

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The former executive director of a Salvation Army donation storage and distribution centre has been found guilty of a massive fraud involving selling donated items meant for shelters and food banks for profit.

David Rennie was found guilty of several fraud-related offences on Wednesday by an Ontario Court Justice.

The Justice found that Rennie began allowing a wholesaler, Umaish “Tony” Ramrattan, to pick the best donations – toys and food that was far from its expiry date – and take them to another warehouse to sell for profit. The scheme took place under the guise of selling surplus donations to Ramrattan so he could use that money to buy goods the Salvation Army was in need of – like meat, canned protein and kosher food.

Read more at Metro News

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.