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<interp inst="t18730113-147-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing one ring the property of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOLLINQS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18730113-name-262" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY LEGO</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Lego, of Parson's Hill, Woolwioh—I have known the prisoner two or three months—on 31st December, about 12.30, she called upon me when I was washing and had put my</p>
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<p>wedding ring on the mantelpiece, and she said, "You have left your wed
<lb/>ding ring on the mantelpiece"—I said, "It will take no harm"—she left about 2 o'clock, and I missed the ring directly afterwards—no one else had been there—it was worth 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I saw the prisoner again about 4 o'clock that afternoon, and she was drunk—I communicated with the police—this is my ring (
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I made no remark on the ring, but you remarked that John had been playing with it during his dinner, and he might have hid it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18730113-name-263" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR FINCH</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Boyce, a pawnbroker of Wool
<lb/>wich—this wedding ring was pledged there on 31st December for 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., in the name of Ann Coleman; I don't know who by.</p>
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<interp inst="t18730113-name-264" type="given" value="PATRICK"/>PATRICK DAVIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman R</hi> 238). On 2nd January I went to the prisoner's residence, 3, Ebenezer Cottages, Plumstead Common, and told her that she was going to be charged with stealing a wedding ring from the bed room of the prosecutrix, who was with me—she said, "I know nothing about it," but afterwards she said, "I took the ring in a lark, and afterwards dropped it"—after that she said, "It is no use my deceiving you any longer, I have pledged the ring for 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. at Mr. Boyce's, in the name of Maclvor—I went there and found it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18730113-147-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">She was further charged with having been convicted at Maid
<lb/>stone, in February</hi>, 1867,
<hi rend="italic">to which she</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.**—
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