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BANK NOTES CASE.

£2600 PRESENTED TO A WOMAN

NEW J^EALANDER IMPLICATED

(Per Press Association—Copyright.)

LONDON,. February 27

The King's Bench Division: heard the case in which the Commercial Bank of Australia is suing Cora Mjnnett, alias Bella Hawker, and Herbert Cowell, alias Herbert Hawker, to recover £2600 which Robson, the cashier, wrongfully delivered to defendants.

Mr. Williamson, director of the bank, gave evidence that Cora Minnett admitted that possibly she had received £3000] from Robson. She expressed astonishment when told that the money had been stolen. She told him that, taking advantage of ladies who were interesting themselves in her commercial plans, she, offered the bank £50,000 in shares in her company, to be returned when Rolxs6n's indebtedness was liquidated,, on condition that the bank did not prosecute Robson..

Her counsel stated that his client had acted in Sydney under the name of Vane.

Cowell gave evidence, that he was an actor, and was born in New Zealand. He met Cora in Melbourne in 1907, and accepted a position as her secretary, receiving^ £7 weekly. He believed that Robson was well ofty and was interested in Cora Minnett and in her company to encourage emigration to Australia. ,

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BANK NOTES CASE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8807, 2 March 1914

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BANK NOTES CASE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8807, 2 March 1914

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