Salvation Army Toys

Stolen Salvation Army Toys Returned

CBC | Posted 02.06.2013 | Canada Impact

Police have returned five truckloads of toys and goods that had been stolen to the Salvation Army’s warehouse. "We’re really proud an...

How the Salvation Army Scandal Could Have Been Prevented

Deborah Nixon | Posted 01.24.2013 | Canada Business
Deborah Nixon

The Salvation Army has been in the news due to a massive theft of children's toys from its warehouse. It fired its executive director in response and is investigating the circumstances surrounding this crime. While the scale is large, it is not unusual to encounter examples of theft and embezzlement in organizations. Most large ones have loss prevention officers whose role is to protect assets through implementing security and safety programs for employees and customers. They also have internal audit functions and controls to test, monitor and prevent these types of crimes. What happens when these systems break down and crime occurs?