TORONTO, Ont. – The Salvation Army said it is the victim of an alleged theft and fraud that saw over $2-million worth of toys and other donations stolen from their Toronto warehouse.

It’s believed as many as 100,000 toys were stolen over an almost two-year period from their North Toronto warehouse.

The Salvation Army said they became aware of the thefts after a whistleblower came forward in August.

Major John Murray, from the Salvation Army, has this message to whose that regularly donate: “I appeal to you this afternoon to not lose confidence in the work of the Salvation Army.”

He believes the alleged theft is an isolated incident.

“We believe that it’s been very specific; it’s been targeted, it’s been very strategic in the way it was put together that it was thought-out. We believe it’s happened over an approximate a 24-month period of time,” Murray said.

The Salvation Army said that as a result of their audit, the executive director at the Toronto warehouse has been fired.

Murray said they’ve been overwhelmed by people offering to help.  

Harold Chizick, a spokesperson with the Toronto toy company Spin Master, told 680News when the company heard the news, they knew they had to do something, and are donating over $100,000-worth of toys to the Salvation Army.