27th February 1854
Reference Numbert18540227-370
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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370. GEORGE HILL was indicted for a like offence.

MESSRS. ELLIS. and SLEIGH conducted the Prosecution.

ISABELLA BEECH . I am the wife of James Beech; he keeps a greengrocer's shop in High-street, Hounslow. On the evening of the 7th Feb. the prisoner came for a pennyworth of apples; I served him, and he gave me a sixpence to change—he appeared tipsy—I was frightened at him, and gave him the change before I looked at the sixpence—when he got to the door I tried the sixpence on the counter, and found it was bad—I called to the prisoner; he did not come back—I went to the door; there were some boys outside; I asked them to stop him—they met a policeman, and gave him in charge—I gave the sixpence to the policeman; I had not parted with it before—this is it.

CHARLES CHAPMAN (police sergeant, T 49). I was on duty in High-street, Hounslow, on the 7th Feb.—I received information and took the prisoner—I searched him, and found a counterfeit sixpence in his right hand trowsers pocket; I received this other sixpence from the witness—I found on the prisoner 4s. 8 1/2 d., all in copper, and 2s. 4d. in silver, in a brass tobacco box.

WILLIAM WEBSTER . These two sixpences are both counterfeit.

Prisoner's Defence. I went to a public house to change a half sovereign;

they gave me 5s. worth of copper, wrapped in paper, and the rest in silver; I went to get some apples, and when I came out the policeman took me; I was very much in liquor.

GUILTY . Aged 20.— Confined Six Months.

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