4th February 1913
Reference Numbert19130204-33
VerdictsNot Guilty > unknown

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DOWN, Claude Channon Rennie (28, jeweller) , being a member of a co-partnership between himself and George Clark Denton, stealing within six months, to wit, on September 20, 1912, £1 5s., and on October 11, 1912, £2 18s. 9d. of the moneys of the said co-partnership; having received certain property, to wit, a banker's cheque for payment of £6 1s. 10d. for a certain purpose unlawfully did fraudulently convert the said property and the proceeds thereof to his own use and benefit.

Mr. Curtis Bennett prosecuted; Mr. Purcell defended.

Mr. Curtis Bennett explained that prisoner and prosecutor had been in partnership; there were disagreements and the partnership was dissolved. They were partners when this money was in fact received. He felt that this was a case that ought not now to go before a jury, when prisoner had explained how it was that the discrepancies were not discovered at the time when much larger sums were in question.

Mr. Purcell said he had no complaint against the prosecution for having started the proceedings; it was a case essential for inquiry.

Verdict, Not guilty.

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