An Audacious Imposter.
It is seldom that the professional money-lender is victimised, or that the designing borrower is modest. Instances of both, however, have just occurred m Melbourne, Mr Arthur Robert Mountjoy Dunne is a. stylishly dressed young gentleman, who received an affecting letter from his father m Dublin to the effect that the young gentleman's aunt had just died and left him £3000. Another letter was produced from a firm of solicitors, announcing the same agreeable fact. Armed with these two letters the legatee called upon Mr T. Lloyd, m Little Collins street, and asked for a little advance of money. Mr Lloyd approved the security, and was prepared to advance £500; but the modest young borrower would only take £30. In the same manner he obtained sums from a good many money-lenders, goods from tradesmen, &c. It was the old story—an audacious impostor and tooconfiding traders, anxious to turn a. penny. The pable had been called into requisition by Mr Lloyd, and the fraud was exposed, but not before Mr Dunne had made for himself trades to some other field m which to exercise his talents.
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An Audacious Imposter., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2495, 19 August 1890
An Audacious Imposter. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2495, 19 August 1890
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