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DETECTED BY FLAW.

j STAMP DEALER CONVICTED OF FRAUD. Fraud of a somewhat unusual character was involved in the charge against George Lowden, a stamp dealer, who was indicted at the Old Bailey recently for selling and exposing for sale forged stamps. Prisoner carried on business as a stamp dealer in Leicester Square, and the prosecution alleged that he sold between two and three* thousand used stamps to a Mr. Let for £810. These', the prosecution submitted, were reproductions of some genuine £1 stamps which Lowden had received from Mr. Lek, and it was said an imperfection in the genuine stamps was also noticeable in some of the alleged forgeries. Lowden's defence was that he acted as agent for another man in the sale of the stamps, and had no knowledge that they were forged. « The jury found prisoner guilty. Detective-Inspector Carlin said in 1903 prisoner, in the name of .Moore, gave evidence against a number of men who were charged with stealing and receiving stamps. The jury in that case expressed the opinion that " Moore ought also to be in the dock." In 1909 Lowden was tried at the Old Bailey on a charge similar to that for which he was now charged, but on that occasion he was acquitted. The police had received many complaints with regard to him—one even during the time he had been on bail awaiting trial. Mr. Bodkin (prosecuting) said on accused's premises were found two stamps or punches for making the Windsor postmark. They were similar to those used in the Royal Household. The common sergeant passed sentence of three years' penal servitude.

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DETECTED BY FLAW., New Zealand Herald, Volume L, Issue 15482, 13 December 1913, Supplement

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DETECTED BY FLAW. New Zealand Herald, Volume L, Issue 15482, 13 December 1913, Supplement

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