Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 26 March 2023), November 1910, trial of FRANCIS, Edward (32, agent) (t19101115-28).

EDWARD FRANCIS, Deception > fraud, 15th November 1910.

FRANCIS, Edward (32, agent) , pleaded guilty that, having received certain property, to wit £1,000, for and on account of a certain other personage, he did fraudulently convert the said property to his own use.

It was stated prosecutor had met prisoner and one Bernard (since acquitted by the magistrate) quite recently, and he had given Bernard a cheque for £1,000 to cash to meet the expenses of a trip the three of them proposed taking to Paris. This cheque was cashed by Bernard, who had given prisoner £500 from the proceeds. Prisoner kept the appointment with prosecutor at the station prior to going to Paris and was arrested, prosecutor having become suspicious at Bernard's non-appearance. £487 had been found on prisoner and he had given authority for that sum to be returned to prosecutor.

Prisoner was released on his own recognisances in £200 to come up for judgment if called upon.