A Victim to HorseRacing.
Ayoung man named William M'Donald was arrested in Melbourne a few days ago on a charge of stealing a cheque for £20 0s 6cl from Messrs Greig and Murray, Limited, auctioneers and merchants. The accused has been in the employ of, the firm as a shipping clerk for about twelve months, and 'was frequently.-' entrusted with cheques to pay accounts owing by the company. Several of these for which cheques have been drawn were rendered again, and this led to an enquiry, which showed that the accused had been misappropriating the money. A warrant was accordingly issued for his arrest, and when he was taken into custody he admitted his guilt, and stated that he had lost the money on horse-racing. The total amount of his defalcations is said to amount to about £500. He -is thirty years of age, and is married. .
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A Victim to Horse-Racing., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2412, 28 April 1890
A Victim to Horse-Racing. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2412, 28 April 1890
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