22nd August 1842
Reference Numbert18420822-2174
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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2174. CHARLES OSMOND was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of July, 1 pair of shoes, value 2s. 6d.; 1 handkerchief, value 6d.; 48 pence, and 12 halfpence; the property of Michael Delaney; and that he had been before convicted of felony.

MICHAEL DELANEY . I live in George's-row, and sell fruit in the street—I engaged the prisoner to assist me, and found him in food and lodging. On the 31st of July I told him to take 3s. out of a bason in the closet, to go and buy a bushel of fruit—he asked what he was to do for a basket—I told him to take 4s.—it was all in copper—when I counted it afterwards, 4s. 6d. was gone—there had been 5s. there—I lost a handkerchief and a pair of boots, which were safe before he went out—he did not return with the money or fruit—the boots and handkerchief are now here.

CHARLES CLELAND . I was present when the prisoner was sent out—I saw him take the boots from the foot of the bed, and put them on—he went out after going to the closet for the money.

GEORGE DEWAR (police-constable G 151.) The prisoner was given into my charge three days after this—I found the boots and handkerchief on him, but no money.

WILLIAM TILLIER . I am a policeman. I produce a certificate of the prisoner's former conviction from the office of the Clerk of the Peace for Middlesex—(read)—I was present at the time and had apprehended him.

GUILTY . Aged 22.— Confined Twelve Months.

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