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article imagePoppy thief turns self in, stealing from War Veterans

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By Daniel Boyington     Nov 7, 2011 in Crime
Toronto - Conscience got the better of a 26-year-old man at 3 a.m. as he turned himself into police this morning. He is accused of stealing two donation poppy boxes in Toronto's west end.
This unnamed 26-year-old Toronto man allegedly stole two Veterans' poppy boxes from local businesses. He is scheduled to appear in court today in answer to two charges of theft under $5000.
He is alleged to have stolen the boxes from local stores in Toronto’s west end, and it appears it could have kept him from sleeping.
The Royal Canadian Legion places these boxes in local communities in respect of the War Veterans to commemorate Remembrance day on November 11th, worldwide.
They use this money to assist Veterans with supplies when government resources have failed them.
There were also reports of thefts of the donation boxes from Hamilton and Oshawa but they are not connected to this man.
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