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Stolen Olympic torch sold; man charged

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A North Carolina man is facing criminal charges, accused of selling a stolen Olympic torch at a pawnshop.

Brian Edward McDonald, 43, is accused of stealing the torch used in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta from another man, the Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times reported.

According to court records, he sold the torch — valued at $15,000 — to an Asheville pawnshop for $200.

McDonald was arrested and charged with felony larceny and obtaining property by false pretense. He is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

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