Offence: Theft > shoplifting
Verdict: Guilty > theft under 1s
Punishment: Corporal > whipping
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Elizabeth Wild , of the Parish of St. Mary le Bow , was indicted for privately stealing 3 pair of Black Silk Gloves, value 15 s. out of the Shop of Mess . Samuel and Joseph Marriot , on the 22d of November last. It was plain the Prisoner came into the Prosecutor's Shop, and ask'd for some Gloves, upon which some were shewn her; but they not pleasing, whilst the Prosecutor's Servant was looking for others, she went to the Door; but he suspecting her Design, stop'd her; and found two pair of the Gloves thrust up her Arm; upon which she was search'd further, and another pair was drop'd in the Search upon the Ground. She denied the Fact, and said the Gloves hitch'd unfortunately upon her Sleeve: Some Persons being call'd to her Reputation, gave her a very good Character for her past Behaviour, but could say nothing to the Matter in hand. The Jury considering the Matter, brought her in guilty to the Value of 10 d.