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PENSION OVERPAID WOMAN GRANTED PROBATION" After telling her that she was fortunate in not being sent to gaol, Mr. J. H. Luxford, S.M. in the Police Court vesterday, admitted Hazel M. koberS te probation for two years on a stirr4Bl§n§ ghafg© °f- ac . c ' instataehts of- an economic war pension to which she was _ not entitled, Such offences were serious, added the magistrate, ,Snd- the Case was not one that ordinarily deserved probation. H? w Ld * S+> Tfivh uy 11 ' cerned about the defendant s family. Mrs, Robertson pleaded guilty. A similar charge was brought against her husband, James Joseph Robertson who pleaded not guilty. Mr. I. J. doldstine appeared for both defendants, . , . Sub-Inspector Sparks said that Mrs. Robertson had been employed bv a catering firm at different times betwefn March, 1941, and February 1944 and during that time had earned £402 15/. Had she disclosed her earnings the pension wouid have been at a reduced rate. Her husband hart been overpaid to the extent of £109 4/ and Mrs. Robertson to the eX Mr. t Goldstine submitted that the husband had no knowledge of his wife's earnings as her wcsrk waS of a casual nature. She did ..ot go to work every day and taefe were times when she was home for 10 ssa&aof flo-p and was unable to wont as a result of disabilities service m the last war, Mrs. HOD ertson had found it difficult - g up her family on the pension tney W Mr. luxford dismissed the against the husband. Jn admitting the wife to probation he ordered ner to refund the sum of ±W»/.

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REFUND ORDERED, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 165, 14 July 1945

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REFUND ORDERED Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 165, 14 July 1945

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