Charges dropped against 16-year-old flag thief

11:20 PM, Sep 12, 2012   |    comments
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CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. -- A 16-year-old boy came forward and told members of the Towne Lake Optimist Club that he was responsible for stealing fundraising flags off Towne Lake Parkway. 

The boy confessed at a Towne Lake Optimist Club luncheonon Wednesday. 

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According to authorities, "the juvenile admitted to taking the flags, giving one to a friend, being dishonest when questioned by detectives and asked for the club's forgiveness."

The teen has offered to assist the club with selling flags for the benefit of the Avenue of Flags charity. 

Seven flags have not been recovered. Charges against the teen were dropped and charges wont be pressed against whoever stole the others. 

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