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<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANCIS</hi>, Edward (32, agent)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19101115-28-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>pleaded guilty</rs> </hi> that, having received certain property, to wit £1,000, for and on account of a certain other personage, he did fraudulently convert the said property to his own use.</rs> </p>
<p>It was stated prosecutor had met prisoner and one Bernard (since acquitted by the magistrate) quite recently, and he had given Bernard a cheque for £1,000 to cash to meet the expenses of a trip the three of them proposed taking to Paris. This cheque was cashed by Bernard, who had given prisoner £500 from the proceeds. Prisoner kept the appointment with prosecutor at the station prior to going to Paris and was arrested, prosecutor having become suspicious at Bernard's non-appearance. £487 had been found on prisoner and he had given authority for that sum to be returned to prosecutor.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-28-19101115 t19101115-28-punishment-25"/>Prisoner was released on his own recognisances in £200 to come up for judgment if called upon.</rs> </p> </div1></div0>

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