27th February 1837
Reference Numbert18370227-736
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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736. MARGARET CARROLL was indicted for a misdemeanor.

ELIZABETH REEVE . I keep a chandler's shop in Twisters-alley, Ban-hill-row. The prisoner came for a penny candle, which I gave her, and he gave me a sixpence which was very much battered—I thought it was worn—she said she was sure it was a good one—it remained in a drawer, where I kept it till about nine o'clock—I then took it out to get some beer, and offered it to the publican's son—his mother said it was nothing but pewter—I saw the prisoner again on the following Sunday, the 26th—she asked for a halfpenny candle, and gave me another sixpence—my husband was there—I said, "Look at that sixpence, she is the same girl that gave me the other sixpence"—she said she had not been in the shop before—I sent for a policeman—one sixpence my husband had, and the other I gave the policeman.

Prisoner. I did not know the first was bad.

WILLIAM REEVE . On the 23rd of February my wife showed me a sixpence—it was bad—the prisoner came on the 26th, and I saw her served with the candle—she gave a sixpence—my wife called me, and asked If it was good—I said it was bad—I kept it in my hand till I had the policeman called, and gave it to him.

THOMAS PRINDIVILLE (police-constable G 20.) I took the prisoner at Mr. Reeve's shop, and received these two sixpences—they are the same—the prisoner was searched at the station by a female—she said that she get the sixpence on the Thursday evening, and the sixpence that evening from her sister.

MR. FIELD. These are both counterfeit.

GUILTY .†Aged 14.— Confined Six Months.

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