Offence: Theft > shoplifting
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Margaret Stevenson , of the Parish of St. Paul Covent Garden , was indicted for privately stealing a Piece of Persian Silk, Value 3l. out of the Shop of John Johnson , on the 25th of May last. The Prosecutor's Servant swore, That the Prisoner came pretending to buy, and the Shop being pretty full, she found an opportunity to take the Goods, and go away; but he having some Suspicion, pursu'd, and brought her back to the Shop, where she dropt the Silk. She had nothing to say in her Defence, nor any to her reputation, so was found Guilty of Shoplifting .