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This morning the polico arrested a young man named Arthur Stace, at Willowby, who appeared at the Ashburton Magistrate's.■; Court, this afternoon before Mr F. W. Watt, J.P., ion a charge of forgery and uttering: The police allege that Stace went to the New Zealand Clothing Factory's shop in East Street on Saturday evening and purchased a. Quantity of clothing and an expensive pair of tanned boots, the value of the goods being about £6. In payment he tendered a cheque for £10, axid received the difference in cash.

The cheque,-which was made out in favour of Arthur Sparrow, and signed J. Grigg. was presented at the Bank of New Zealand on Monday, and .subsequently returned to the depositors marked "No account." Suspicions ibeinpc aroused. Mr Gripcg was communicated with, and'as he denied any knowledge of the cheque the matter was placed in the hands of the police, with th#> result above stated. Stace was in the employ of Mr W. I Stoddart, Willowby. when arrested. Senior-Sergeant Ryan, who offered no evidence, asked for a remand till [ Monday,' Avhich. was granted.

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ALLEGED FORGERY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9597, 29 April 1919

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ALLEGED FORGERY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9597, 29 April 1919

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