FINED £10 FOR THEFT
LABOURER'S FIRST OFFENCE The theft of a blanket and sheet, valued at £1 10/, the property of the United States Government, was admitted by Stanley Reid Bond Smith (41), a labourer, when he appeared before Mr. J. Morling, S.M., in the Police Court to-day.
Sub-Inspector Henderson said that at 6.5 this morning accused was accosted by Sergeant Smith as he was leaving Princes Wharf. Searching a bag which Smith carried the sergeant found the property mentioned in the charge. Smith admitted taking it from a ship and said the offence was the result of a sudden temptation. A married man with four young children, Smith had never previously been in trouble. Mr. K. C. Aekins, for accused, suggested that the case was not one that called for imprisonment. The magistrate imposed a fine of £10.
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FINED £10 FOR THEFT, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 180, 1 August 1945
FINED £10 FOR THEFT Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 180, 1 August 1945
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