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BETTING AND ITS CONSEQUENCES

Charles Burwood, 32, described as a clerk, and well educated, was indicted before a London Police Magistrate recently for having embezzled the J sum of L 165. The prisoner had for some time been clerk tq Messrs Warr and Co., solicitors, cf 9, Lincoln’s-inn. fields. For some time previous to his arrest the prisoner’s conduct had become so irregular that Mr Lucas, a member of the firm had to remonstrate with bim,and the prisoner shortly after- ~ wards absented himself altogether, 1 Soon afterwards it was ascertained that Mr J. G. Hine, of Bruce-grove, Totten-: ham, had paid him the sum mentioned 1 in the indictment, and the matter was then placed in the hands of Detectivesergeant Reader, of the E. division, who, after considerable trouble, succeeded in arresting the prisoner at; Peckham, When apprehended he did not deny his guilt, but begged not to be detained for a few days, in order to afford him an opportuninity of getting the money. In defence prisoner alleges that on the day following that on which:, he obtained the account, he was per- , suaded to go to Goodwood races, where he succeeded in winning a considerable amount of money. Unfor- . tunately, however, he fell under the ! influence of a bookmaker, who borrowed LIOO of him, promising faithfully to return it on the following day, a promise which he had not redeemed. Knowing that his defalcations would soon be found out, he was afraid to go to the office, and hence arose his pain- " ful position. The prisoner was sen- , tenced to twelve months hard labor. ;

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BETTING AND ITS CONSEQUENCES, Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 517, 24 December 1881

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BETTING AND ITS CONSEQUENCES Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 517, 24 December 1881

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