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More "Get Rich Quick"



(Prom ' "TrutW Hamilton Rep.)

Bein^ hard up, a young man of respectable appearance, wearing pince ne2, whose name was Stanley Edward Dombush, hit upon a jflaa of furnishing himself with/ a little pocket money. He represented himself to be the traveller 'for a firm of Auckland tailors, McDonalds, Ltd., who, by the way, are non-existent, and toured Waikato and the King Country- canvassing for. orders for suits. This very commercial: commercialist took proper measurements, not forgetting: at the same time to take a substantial deposit from each client— usually from £ 1 upwards — entered the amounts m his books and issued receipts. The "Ginks" m the country wera easily taken m by the young man's suave address and, believing they were going to gef a ! perfectly good suit of clothes cut m the latest Queen Street style fop five guineas, they ; readily "parted up." The non-arrival of their new Sunday best' for Several weeks they put down-to the probability of the firm being very busy, but when months went by and the clothes failed to turn up they set Inquiries afoot and eventually this very successful young business gentleman was laid by the heels.

When he appeared before Magistrate Young at the Hamilton Court he had. to answer .23 charges, involving no less than ■ : o


of obtaining money by false pretences. It was shown; i^. fact, that he -had worked his way down as far as Levin, and although the police were' abj.e to trace- ; his operations m a : century iot different 'cases there is no reaSon to, doubt that considerably more people than, these could be numbered amongst his victims. . ; * -■ /' '- Dornbush; wbo entered' a plea of guilty, and elected td be dealt with! summarily, offered a lengthy explanation which would have been more consistent with a plea of guilty. He stated that he had had previous perlence of this -class of work for a bona fide firm m Taranaki. He startedoff. he said, with perfectly genuine intentions, of. fulfilling., the orders .he booked. The' manner m which he entered up the measurements would, go to prove that. rfts idea was first to get a large" number :of orders af»d: then to place them ' Ayah; some manufacturing firm, ,and the more orders he got the more the inducement for such a firm to undertake the work. ■'; His travelling oipenjaes ; were, however,, very high, which "made it: all the more necebsarjr to swell } the .order list. '■■' • ■•■ '■■ ■'.■-■.■' •' ; - : ' "'"<■ Dornbush V?as sentenced to 18 months' reformative/treatment, to,' take, effect from the expiration of his'pjfesent sentence of three ; monthtf..lmprisonment;' imposed upon' him^at Levin m connection with thls.^satti*. active and lucrative campaign.

Before leaVlng/ the box Dornbush asked the Ma2lßtratp,,if he could have hard labor. instead. ,

The Magistrate: You will probably find reformative treatment better -tbr you. .: . "■ '. ' ■ -\] :

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More "Get Rich Quick", NZ Truth, Issue 930, 22 September 1923

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More "Get Rich Quick" NZ Truth, Issue 930, 22 September 1923

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