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PRISONER FOUND GUILTY The identity of accused, was the point at issue m the retrial yesterday, before Mr. Justice Cornish and a jury in the Supreme Court, of Maurice O'Connor, labourer, aged 41 (Mr. G. Skelton) on a charge of having obtained £50 from D. <L. Wishart by means of false pretences. For the Crown, Mr. Cleal said evidence would be given by Wishart that on April ■ 30, about 2 p.m., accused and a companion called on him at his radio business in Fanshawe Street. Wishart would relate that accused introduced himself as "Jones," obtained an advance of £50 to clear, some radio winding wire he said he had landed at the wharf, and fave a receipt in the name of Jones, t would be shown that accused had not landed any such goods, and did not return the money. Ten days later Wishart identified accused in a police Earade as the "Jones" to whom he ad paid the money. After evidence for the Crown as stated, evidence for the defence was given by accused's wife and others that on the day in question accused was at work in the Mount Albert district. The jury brought in a verdict of guilty, and Mr. Skelton gave notice of intention to move for a new trial.

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QUESTION OF IDENTITY, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 188, 10 August 1945

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QUESTION OF IDENTITY Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 188, 10 August 1945

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