7th March 1892
Reference Numbert18920307-320
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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320. GEORGE CRAWFORD (29) , Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.

MR. WILKINSON Prosecuted.

WILLIAM WALKER . I am a confectioner, of 64, Broad Street, Bloomsbury—on 26th February the prisoner came in for a penny mince pie, and put a half-crown on the counter; I broke it in half with my teeth—these are the two pieces—I asked him where he got it; he said he did not know—I gave him in custody with the coin—he said he believed a cabman gave it to him.

GEORGE MCGWIRE (71 E). The prisoner was given into my custody; he said that a cabman gave him the coin for holding his horse—Mr. Walker gave me these pieces of a coin—the prisoner gave his address, 20, Union Street, Borough.

The prisoner produced a written defence, stating that a cabman handed him, at he thought, three penny pieces for minding his horse, but he found afterwards that it was two pence and the half-crown in question.


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