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THE COLIN CAMPBELL DIVORCE…

ACCIDENT TO LADY COLINI CAMPBELL.

! CHARGE OF FRAUD AGAINST…

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CHARGE OF FRAUD AGAINST A MILITARY OFFICER. ¡ ALLEGED EXTENSIVE EMBEZZLEMENT. Mr. Atbawes, the stipendiary magistrate, again sat at Chatham on Saturday to hear the charges preferred against Lieut.-Colonel Browning, Royal Engineers, of having in his capacity of paymaster at Chatham embezzled JC73 and falsified his accounts. Mr. Daackwerts prosecuted, and Mr. Winch defended. Before evidence was taken Mr. Athawes expressed his surprise that, though Colonel Browning's accounts were periodically inspected, the false entries were not discovered. Mr. Danckwerts explained that there was, in addi- tion to inspections, a quarterly audit, in anticipa- tion of which Colonel Browning used to set his accounts right. It was his balances at the bank which wore always deficient. Mr. Seed, Mr. Major, and Mr. Giuseppe, ail of the accountant branch, proved that the false balance-shcets issued from 'time to time since 1878 from tha paymaster's office at Chatham were in the handwriting and bore the signature of the defendant. Mr. Ralph Henry Knox, C.B., Accoun- tant-General of the Army. stated that at the tima of Colonel Browning's retirement in April he received from that officer a supplementary estimate purporting to show that bo had expended for tue March quarter £2,100 more than he had received from the War Office. Thereupon the amount was forwarded to Colonel Browning. Major Pyne. Colonel Browning's successor, deposed to having discovered on examining the books that Colonel Browning owed the War Office for the March quarter of this year £ 2,377. The defendant then elated, in explanation of this that the War Office was indebted to him in £2,100, and thereupon drew up:a. supplementary estimate, upon the representa- tions contained iu which the money was drawn and paid by Colonel Browning to witness to make up the deficiencies in his (Browning's) balance. It appeared thai over £ 100,000 yaretci through prisoners hands in the coursa of a vear.-Further: evidence having boen given, Colonel Browning waa committed on charges of embezzling £ 73, making false entries, and obtaining £ 2,100 by false pretences.—Bail was allowed. j

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