Offence: Theft > simple larceny
Verdict: Guilty; Guilty
Punishment: Imprisonment; Imprisonment
2179. BENJAMIN THORNEYGOLD and CHARLOTTE MONK were indicted for stealing, on the 16th of October , 2 sheets, value 5s.; 2 pillow cases, value 1s., and 1 counterpane, value 6s. , the goods of William Welch .
CAROLINE WELCH . I am the wife of William Welch, a shoemaker , of Laystall-street . The prisoners took a furnished room at our house on the 11th of October; they passed as man and wife - these things were let with the room; they were out on the 17th - I got into their room, and missed these articles; they returned at night, and I gave them in charge; before the constable came the man ran away - I called out Stop thief! and he was brought back.
WILLIAM WELCH. I charged the prisoners with stealing my property; the woman acknowledged it, and gave me three duplicates; I asked where the rest of the property was; she would not own to that.
ANDREW LLOYD . I am a constable, and took the prisoners in charge; the man said if they would forgive him he would return the things next morning - and he told the Magistrate it was done through distress.
The prisoners pleaded distress.
THORNEYGOLD - GUILTY . Aged 28.
Confined Six Months .
MONK - GUILTY . Aged 25.
Confined One Month .