Offences: Theft > shoplifting; Theft > shoplifting
Verdicts: Guilty; Guilty
Katherine Fitzpatrick , alias Green, alias Boswell , was indicted for privately stealing 19 Yards of Green Damask, value 9 l. the Goods of Joseph Gifford , and John Ravenell , in their Shop , July 29. 1724 .
Mary Burton thus depos'd. - The Prisoner call'd me out. - We went to Mr. Giffords Shop, and ask'd for red Damask. While one of the Men were shewing us Goods, the other went backwards to fetch more Pieces, and left open a Drawer, that was drawn from under the Counter. The Prisoner took a Piece of Green Damask from thence, and put it into her Petticoat, which was pinn'd up. - When we came home, she gave it to Theodosia Kirk to pawn.
Theodosia Kirk thus depos'd. The Prisoner sent for me, desir'd me to pawn a Piece of Green Damask, and said that she had it of her Cousin Madam Cately, who was the Widow of a Mercer that broke. I pawn'd it to Mr. Martin in Black Fryers, who lent me 6 Guineas on it, at 3 d. in the Pound for a Month.
The Prisoner said nothing in her Defence, but that she had the Silk of Moll. Burton. Guilty Death .
Mr. Stone thus depos'd. Two Women came to the Shop, and ask'd for Black and White Three Quarter Mantua. They said they came from Reading, and I knowing several in that Town, it occasion'd a pretty deal of Discourse, and while we were talking, my Prentice came in with a Piece of Green Sattin in a Wrapper, which I had sent him for, to my Lady Withringtons, where I had left it the Day before. - When the Women were gone, I ask'd him where he had put the Sattin, he said he laid it on the Counter; - We search'd for it, but could find nothing but the Wrapper.
Mary Burton thus depos'd. The Prisoner and I went to the Prosecutors Shop and desir'd to see some Ash colour'd Silk; We had some talk about Reading. The Boy brought in a Piece of Green Sattin in a Wrapper, and laid it on the Counter. The Prisoner took it out of the Wrapper, and carry'd it off. I then lived in Fleet-lane, where I often saw the Prosecutors Boy, come to fetch a Horse, and I told the Prisoner, I was afraid the Boy would know me again, and did intend to change my Lodging. - She carried the Silk to Kirk, who pawn'd it to Martins Wife for 40 s.
The Apprentice depos'd. That he brought home the Green Sattin in a Wrapper; and laid it on the Counter, while 2 Women were in the Shop. - That it was mist when they were gone, and that he used to go to a Horse in Fleet-Lane. Guilty .