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Chuistchurch, November 5, Thomas Maude, wbo had been convicted the previous day of tbo theft of £1000 from Elizabeth Barnetfc, pleaded guilty to the theft of £2400 from James Copland. Prisoner had nothing to say why sentence should not be imposed upon him His Honor said tbat both offences were of a serious nature, and it was his duty to inflict a substantial term of imprisonment. Prisoner would be sentenced to three years' bard labour on each indictment, the term to be concurrent. Mr Skerrett, K-C, with bim Mr Spratt, appeared for prisoner. Frank Bowring Turner, wbo had pleaded guilty to the fraudulent conversion of £77 18s Id belonging to Annie Jean Burges, also came up for sentence. His Honour said tbat in regard to misappropriation of client's moneys by solicitors, the general rule was tbat the prisoner must-undergo imprisonment. It had been pointed out by prisoner's counsel that the rule might be overlooked owing to prisoner's drinking and muddled state. Tbat did not, however, seem to his Honour to justify a departure from the general rule; and with regard to prisoner not having an order to pay over the money, if he had tbe desire to pay his ulienfc he could have got over the diffisulty by sending a draft to Sydney, rhere were other circumstances in tbe ;ase, however, which he would take nto consideration. Prisoner would be lentenced to six months' gaol. Mr Alpers appeared for prisoner.

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CHRISTCHURCH SUPREME COURT., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3450, 6 November 1914

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CHRISTCHURCH SUPREME COURT. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3450, 6 November 1914

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