1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-495
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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495. ELIZA SMITH was indicted for a misdemeanor.

THOMAS SPARSHALL . I am a policeman. I was on duty on the 21st of January, in Broadway, Westminster, near St. Margaret's church—in consequence of information I went up to the prisoner and took hold of her—she dropped two shilling and two sixpences out of her hand—I picked up a shilling on an iron grating—I found no more bad money on her—I went back after the other bad money—I saw Lane, and received from him the two sixpences and the shilling—the prisoner said she received them from a young man over the water, who told her to bring them to No. 10, Orchard-street—I went there, but found no such number.

WILLIAM BUTLER (police-constable E 199.) I was with Sparshall—he took the prisoner's left arm—I saw her drop the money behind her—one shilling and two sixpences went down the grating, and one shilling remained at the top.

JOHN LANE . I am servant to Mr. Strahan, in Dean-street, Westminster. One shilling and two sixpences went down the area of a person named Medlicott—I knocked at the door, and asked the landlady to give me them up, which she did.

FANNY MEDLICOTT . I picked up two sixpences and one shilling in the area, and gave them to Lane.

JOHN FIELD . I have examined these—they are all counterfeit—here are two shilling and two sixpences.

GUILTY . Aged 18.— Confined Six Months.

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