Offences: Deception > forgery; Deception > fraud
Verdicts: Guilty; Guilty
Punishments: Corporal > pillory; Imprisonment
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Leah Wilkinson was indicted for Forgery, in drawing up a Counterfeit Writing, in order to receive the Pay of William Bar , Deceas'd. It appear'd that the Prisoner was one of those vile Persons, who makes a Practice of drawing up false Powers, and Letters of Administration, and thereby cheating and defrauding the Widows of such Seamen as die in the Voyage. This Fact in particular was proved upon her, that she forged a Will in the Name of William
She was a second Time indicted for persuading Margaret Smith to personate and take upon her the Name of Anne Bar , in order to cheat and defraud the Relief of William Bar of 17 l. due to him for Wages . Of which Indictment she was likewise found guilty .