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ARRESTED AT NEWPORT. Cashier Charged with Forgery. At Bristol Police Court on Friday George Edward Red. (an (30) was charged with forging a cheque for X60, the property of his employers, Bond's Bristol Brewery, Limited, with stea-ling X60, the money of his employers with stealing a cheque for X50, the property of his em- ploveis and with stealing P-RO in money, the property of his employers. Mr W. S. A. Brown, who prosecuted, stated that the prisoner had been for some years in the employ of Bond's Bristol Brewery, Ltd., as cashier. On July 16th last a cheque for £ 50 was signed by Mr P. J. Bond, one of the directors. 11 was the custom for a uumber of blank cheques to be signed by the secretary and one director, and for another director to sign them, and thus make them valid as they wore needed. This particular cheque bad already been signed by the secretary and another director. It was the prisoner's duty to take it to Stuckey's Bank and pay it into the credit of the company. On July 20th he called at the bank and asked for and obtained £ 50 in gold. On the same day he also went to the bank with a cheque for-EGO. payable to trade expenses." Me Bond would teU their Worships that he never knew such a cheque to be drawn, and that the signature on this particular cheque was not his. He never signed ithough it bore what purported to be his signature. The prisoner received caski for this cheque. Tie had endorsed both these cheques as cashier. Mr F. J. Bond and Mr J. M. Millard, manager of the West-street branch of Stuckey's Bank, gave evidence bearing out Mr Brown's statement. Detective Moss said that he received a warrant on July 23rd for the arrest of the prisoner, who had absconded from Bristol. On October 8th he .went to Newport, and received the prisoner into his custody from the Newport police. When charged the prisoner said, I am sorry for what I have. done. I was on my way to Bristol to give mvself up." On the charge being read over to him in Bristol be said, I have said all I wish to say." In answer to the other charges he said, I am hot in a position to deny it. 1 had some, but I did not think it was so much as that." The Bench committed him for trial on the charges of forgery and of larceny of X110. Prisoner applied for bail, but his application was refused.

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