27th February 1837
Reference Numbert18370227-760
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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760. CHARLES CHEESEMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of February, 4 iron saw-plates, value 16s., the goods of William Freeman and another, his masters.

WILLIAM WAKELING . I live in Milbank-street, Westminster, and am foreman to William and John Freeman, stone-merchants. The prisoner was formerly in their employ as a stone-sawyer—these four saw-plates belong to them—the prisoner was working there the day they were lost.

THOMAS WICKENS (police-constable B 138.) At a quarter past nine o'clock, on the 16th of February, I met the prisoner in Frederick-street, Regent-street, Westminster, with these four saw-plates on his shoulder—I followed him into a marine-store shop—I went and asked how he came by them—he said they were his own—I asked where he worked—he said, at Mr. Freeman's, by the Vauxhall-bridge; if I went there he would convince me they were his—I went there—it was shut up—there was no one there—I took him back to the station, and then he said he had taken them from his master, to make a shilling or two of them.

Prisoner. I was taking them to get a shilling or two, to get some medicine for my little one, who was ill.

(The prisoner received a good character.)

GUILTY . Aged 35.— Confined One Month.

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