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Tay Township man charged in poppy donation box theft investigation

Theft incidents occurred in the Waubaushene area on Saturday
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TAY TOWNSHIP - Officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Southern Georgian Bay Detachment were dispatched on Nov. 7, 2020 at 2:03 p.m., to report of the theft of a Royal Canadian Legion poppy cash donation box from a Waubaushene area retail outlet. Investigators were later informed that poppy boxes had also been stolen on the same day from two other Waubaushene retail store locations.

Through investigation, a suspect was identified and in the afternoon of Nov. 8, 2020 Jeremy Nelson Bumstead, 46 years of Tay Township, was arrested and charged with the following offences:
    •    Theft under $5,000 (three counts)
    •    Fail to comply with probation order
    •    Possession property obtained by crime under $5,000 - in Canada (three counts) Contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

The accused was later released from custody on an undertaking to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Midland on Jan. 21, 2021.

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