29th February 1904
Reference Numbert19040229-257
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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257. ELLEN SULLIVAN (19) , Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.

MR. WILKINSON Prosecuted.

CHARLOTTE JONES . I am the wife of William. Charles Jones, of 5, Warwick Street, which is opposite 4, Warwick Place, my mother's shop—I was there on February 19th when the prisoner came and asked for a loaf of bread—the price is 2 1/2 d. for a cottage loaf—she gave me this half crown, which I took into a room at the back of the shop, examined, and found it bad—I afterwards handed it over to Chatfield—he marked it—I returned into the shop and told the prisoner I should keep the coin—she said, "I would rather you keep it than that I should get into trouble over it"—she made no purchase—I followed her to the step, and saw the man Sullivan—the prisoner said in the shop that she had it given to her by a gentleman in the street—she was walking away when I communicated with the police—she was brought back.

WILLIAM CHATFIELD (426 B.) On February 19th I was on duty near Warwick Place—in consequence of a communication made to me I stopped

the prisoner and brought her to the shop—I said. "You must come back with me to the shop, a bad coin has been passed"—she said. "I dad not known a was bad, governor, or I should not have took it there; a gentleman gave it to me in the Belgrave Road"—when charged he Mrs. Jones at the shop she said, "I did not know it was bad"—I received this coin from Mrs. Jones.

WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER . I am Inspector of coin to His Majesty's Mint—this half crown is bad.


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