CITY MISSION THEFT
LABOURER FIXED £5 i After admitting a charge of steal's ing an overcoat valued at £3 10/, Thomas Torpy (50), a labourer, appealed to Mr. F. H. Levien, S.M., in the Police Court to-day, for leniency, stating that he had been drinking heavily. He offered to prohibit himself. Senior-Detective Trethewey said Torpy went to the City Mission office last Monday and asked for an overcoat. He was told to return on the following day, when one would be obtained for him. Before leaving the premises he stole an overcoat belongong to a pensioner who was a voluntary helper at the mission. He later sold the coat to a dealer for 10/. Torp had some previous convictions in Australian and in New Zealand. "Apparently he only wanted the overcoat so that he could sell it and buy liquor," said the senior-detective. The magistrate imposed a fine of £5, to be paid immediately, in default 10 days' imprisonment.
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CITY MISSION THEFT, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 190, 13 August 1945
CITY MISSION THEFT Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 190, 13 August 1945
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