A sum was robbed from a State-owned institution including a sum belonging to some person

Q: A treasurer at a State-owned institution was robbed. The stolen objects were public money in addition to a sum of money pertaining to a colleague who deposited it with that treasurer. However, the workers of the institution collected money for the treasurer equal to what was stolen from him.1- Is it permissible for him to take the donations to settle that money?2- Is it permissible for the one who deposited the money to take his money from these donations?

A: There is nothing wrong with collecting money from benevolent people equal to what was stolen. It is permissible for the person who deposited the money to take his money back from that money.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.