8th May 1843
Reference Numbert18430508-1574
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1574. GEORGE THOMAS ALLSTON was indicted for embezzlement.

WILLIAM REEVE .I keep the Pindar of Wakefield public-house in Gray's-inn-road—the prisoner was in my employ—between nine and ten in the morning of the 22nd of April, I sent him with eleven sovereigns to my son, in Gray's-inn-lane—he was to ask my son to send me 11l. in silver, and to make haste—I saw no more of him till the policeman brought him on the Tuesday—I asked him what he had done with the money—he said he had spent it—this is the bag the money was in.

Cross-examined by MR. BALLENTINE. Q. In what capacity was he? A. As pot-boy—there was some money found.

THOMAS REEVE . I am the prosecutor's son. On the morning of the 22nd of April, the prisoner brought eleven sovereigns in this bag, and said my father sent him—I was to send him 11l. in silver—I had not got it—I went to a neighbour and borrowed 9l., which I put into the bag with two sovereigns, wrapped in a bit of paper—I told him to make haste home.

ABRAHAM KENT . I am superintendant of the police at Colchester. I apprehended the prisoner on the coach, going from Ipswich to London—I

asked if his name was not Allston—he said, "No"—I asked him about the money—he denied all knowledge of it—I searched him, and found on-him this bag, and 3l. 13s. 4d.

GUILTY . Aged 15.— Confined One Month.

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