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A HYPOCRITE'S FRAUDS. I

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A HYPOCRITE'S FRAUDS. I RUINED INVESTORS. I Until quite recently, David Shepherd, who was at Cardiff, on Tuesday, sentenced to five years' penal servitude for embezzlement, had been re- garded as a man of unimpeachable character. He had for long taken a prominent place in busi- ness and social affairs, devoting much of his time to philanthropic movements. For many years he had been a leading figure in Nonconformist circles. In passing sentence, Mr. Justice Bray pointed out that it was only by this apparent respectability that Shepherd had been able to commit the frauds. No auditor would have passed his accounts but for the absolute confidence reposed in him at Cardiff. Shepherd's defalcations amount to the huge sum of E15,000, and practically spell ruin for a number of hard-working people, who had implicit confi- dence in him and invested their savings in one or other of two local Starr Bowkett Building Societies, of which ht was secretary. His em- bezzlements from these funds exceed ESOOO. These, however, did not come to light at first, but only after he had, to the amazement of his friends, confessed that he was £6000 short in his accounts as chairman of the Cardiff Intermediate Education Board. He only took this step when concealment was no longer possible. How these huge sums were expended at present remains a mystery. Shephard was by profession a chartered accoun- tant, but his energies were applied to a host of other enterprises. He was one of the founders and secretary of the Cardiff Free Church Council, secretary to many societies, an ardent temperance worker, and Sunday school superintendent. The character which he bore for generosity is now shown to have been obtained at the expense of other people's money. On Cardiff platforms he was a familiar figure, frequently offering up prayer in publia.

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