4th April 1836
Reference Numbert18360404-1077
VerdictGuilty > unknown
SentenceNo Punishment > sentence respited

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1077. CATHERINE KELLY was indicted for a misdemeanour.

ANN CRABTREE . I am the wife of Joseph Crabtree, he is baker.

On the 23rd of March the prisoner came to our shop and asked for a two pound loaf—she altered her mind, and said she would have a four pound loaf, and she laid a sixpence on the counter—I said it was not enough—she took up the sixpence and put down a shilling, which I put into the bowl, in the till—there were four or five sixpences there, but no other shilling—I afterwards went to the till to get a sixpence out and saw the shilling was bad—I put it on a shelf in the parlour—I saw the prisoner the next day, about four or five o'clock in the afternoon, as I was sitting in the parlour—she asked for a two pound loaf—my niece was in the shop, and I let her serve her, to see what she would give her—I saw her give my niece a shilling, which she brought to me—I saw it was bad—I went into the shop and took the other shilling with me which I had taken of her the day before—I held the one between my finger and thumb, and the other in my hand—I said to her, "My good woman, you brought a bad shilling here yesterday, and now you have brought another—how many more have you got?" she said, "I never was in the shop before"—I said, "How can you say so, when you have frequented the shop for this fortnight?"—she said, "Give me two penny worth of bread, and let me go"—I said I would not—I sent my niece for a policeman—the prisoner ran out of the house, and my niece run after her and gave her to the officer.

Prisoner. It was part of my husband's wages—I never was in the shop till that day. Witness. I am positive she had been there on the Saturday, and no the Sunday, and for a fortnight.

ELIZABETH LEDGER . I am Mrs. Crabtree's niece. I was in the shop on on the 24th of March—I had seen the prisoner the day before, as I was in the little room, not in the shop—I saw her sufficiently to know she is the person—I saw her again on the Thursday—I was in the shop—I know her to be the same person—she asked for a half-quarter loaf—I gave it her, and she laid down 3d. on the counter—I said it was a farthing more—she laid down a shilling on the counter—I took it into the parlour to my aunt—she came with that and the other shilling, and said, "My good woman, you brought a bad shilling here yesterday, and now you have brought another—how many more have you got?"—she said, "I never was in the shop before"—she ran out and I got the officer.

CHARLES ADCOCK (police-constable H 98.) I took the prisoner, and found on her 10 3/4d. in copper—these are the two shilling I received from the prosecutrix.

JOHN FIELD . These are both counterfeits, and from the same mould.

Prisoner's Defence. I was never in her shop before that day—the girl saw a woman give me a few half-pence after I left the shop.

GUILTY. Aged 36.— Judgment Respited.

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