Offence: Theft > shoplifting
Verdict: Not Guilty; Guilty
Sarah Glass , and Elizabeth Lansdown , of the Parish of St. Michael Cornhill , were indicted for privately stealing 16 Yards of Muslin, value 7 l. out of the Shop of William Hide and Francis Cree , on the 18th of June last. It appear'd That the Prisoners came into the Shop and cheapen'd some Lawn, and the Muslin being ty'd up, in order to be sent to a Customer, when they were gone it was miss'd. There was a Witness who swore, That having seen the Prisoners in a Shop before, he suspected, and dogg'd them, and saw Glass take the Muslin and carry it off; whereupon be seiz'd her with it. The Fact was very plainly prov'd upon her, and she did not deny it, but excus'd her Comrade, against whom the Evidence was not sufficient, and she was acquitted but Glass was found guilty of Shop-lifting .