Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 06 December 2023), June 1889, trial of ANN PAZ (18) (t18890624-551).

ANN PAZ, Theft > stealing from master, 24th June 1889.

551. ANN PAZ (18) , stealing twelve cigars, the goods of Phineas Cohen, her master. Second Count, receiving the same.

MR. LAWLESS Prosecuted.

WILLIAM CAPPIN . I am in the employment of Phineas Cohen, cigar maker, of 24, Hanbury Street—the prisoner has been his apprentice, and would be out of her time in about two months—I identify these twelve cigars as the property of my firm, by the tobacco we make, and the peculiar construction—I have no doubt about them being our make—we did not sell them, because these cigars could never have been purchased retail; we don't sell retail, and they could not have been purchased wholesale in this condition, because these are all sorts of colours, and they have not been packed or put in a box—the value of them is 1s. 6d.—I have seen the prisoner's mother this morning—she has come over from Holland, and says she would take her daughter back with her, and we don't wish to push the matter any further.

SYDNEY KENDALL (Police Detective H). I searched the top floor front room in which the prisoner was living, at 158, Old Montagu Street, Mile End New Town, on last Saturday week—I found these twelve cigars on a sideboard by the side of the fireplace—before that I saw her in Commercial Street, and arrested her on another charge of being concerned with Leo Zetto in committing burglary—she said, "I did not do the burglary, and I don't know the man that was living in Montagu Street; I went to bed at quarter-past eleven on the night, and I did not get up before half-past seven next morning"—the Grand Jury have ignored the bill against her for the burglary.