1st January 1844
Reference Numbert18440101-434
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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434. GEORGE HOLDER was indicted for a like offence.

FREDERICK JAMES M'GREGOR . I am a tobacconist, and live at Westminster. On the 30th of Dec. the prisoner came to my shop for half an ounce of tobacco—he gave me a half-crown—I noticed that it was bad, and told him so—he ran out immediately—I pursued, and saw him stopped.

GEORGE RODWELL ( police-constable B 205.) I saw the prisoner stopped,

and he was given to me—I received this half-crown from Mr. M'Gregor—I found a knife, half an ounce of tobacco, a stopper, and a thimble on the prisoner—I received a sixpence from Mr. Williams.

WILLIAM WILLIAMS . My father keeps a public-house—on the 30th of Dec. the prisoner came, between eight and nine o'clock in the morning, for half a pint of porter, which came to 1d.—he gave me a 6d.—I gave him change, and he went away—I put the 6d. into the till—there was no other silver there—it had just been emptied—he had not been gone above three minutes before I discovered the 6d. was bad—I gave it to the officer.

MR. JOHN FIELD . These are both counterfeit.

Prisoner's Defence. They were calling "Stop thief;" a man stopped me.

GUILTY . Aged 20.— Confined Six Months.

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