From CBC Ottawa:
An Ottawa man is accused of stealing clothing donation boxes right off the street from several charities.
The large steel bins were stolen were then painted to cover up the logos of the charities and then rebranded “Canada Community Support Foundation.” The accused then allegedly placed the bins back in parking lots for his own operation, according to Ottawa police.
Selling used clothing from these donation bins is a lucrative business than can garner as much as $10,000 per bin every month, according to Yvonne Dubé, general director of the Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Outaouais chapter.
(One of the bins was stolen from the Stittsville Legion, and the stolen boxes were found at a storage facility in Richmond.)
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