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Salvation Army 'overwhelmed' with public response to toy theft at Toronto warehouse

The Salvation Army says it's been overwhelmed by offers to help since news spread of the theft of some $2 million worth of toys and donations.

It's believed as many as 100,000 toys were stolen over an almost two-year period from the charity's Toronto warehouse.

The Salvation Army says it only learned of the thefts after a whistleblower came forward in August. Spokesman John Murray says the response from people wanting to help replace the toys has been overwhelming.

Harold Chizick, a spokesman for Toronto toy company Spin Master, says the company is donating more than $100,000 worth of toys to the Salvation Army.

The Toronto facility's executive director has been fired. Meanwhile, the Salvation Army's Ottawa facility executive director has been fired after auditors discovered $250,000 was missing.