Offence: Theft > pocketpicking
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WILLIAM M'Lean . I live in Guilford-street, Foundling Hospital. Last Saturday night I saw the prisoner at the end of Guilford-street ; she accosted me - I went down a court with her, I had not been two minutes with her, and turning to come away I put my hand in my pocket, and my four sovereigns were gone; they were safe not ten minutes before - she denied having them; a groom came by and said she had got them in her mouth - he took two sovereigns and 1 s. from her mouth. I had lost two or three shillings. Baker came up, and found the other two in her pocket. I was sober. I gave her no money.
Prisoner's Defence. He gave me the money, I thought it was silver, and when I found it was gold, I had not honesty enough to return it.
GUILTY . Aged 40.
Confined One Year .
Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.