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ALLEGED FORGERY BY A CARDIFF BUILDER, A REMARKABLE CAaE. At Cardiff Police court on Tuesday afternoon (before the Stipendiary, Mr. T. W. Lewis) Joseph Roberts, 45, car- penter and builder, was charged under a warrant with obtaining from Mr. Tom Coddrington Clarke, of Elliott's Hotel, St. Mary- street, the sum of 6s. by means of a forged bill of exchange for £12 on February 14. Mr. Lloyd Meyrick defended.—Mr. Clarke gave evidence that on the day named the prisoner called upon him. and produced the bill of exchange for JB12, dated February 14, and one dated March 14. It was drawn on Mr. John Pritchard, of the Grange Hotel, and he asked prosecutor to advance him JE5 on the bill, as he did not want to go to Mr. Pritchard that night. Wit- ness refused to advance £5, and then prisoner asked for JE1, which also was refused. Then prisoner asked for enough money to take him home, and, after some further conversation, witness advanced 6s., prisoner leaving the bill as security, and saying he would return the money the next day. On the following even* ing prisoner called again, and wanted to ex- change an I O U for the bill, but witness declined to allow him. Prisoner then asked for the loan of another sovereign on the bill, but this was refused. On Saturday last the prisoner called, and offered the 6s., saying that he under. stood the detectives were on his track, but wit- ness declined to accept the money, as on the previous day, he had placed the matter in the hands of the police, having that day consulted with Mr. Pritchard. On Monday a warrant was taken out. He issued the loan on Mr. Pritchard's name, thinking the bill was genuine. -Cross-examined by Mr. Meyrick: Prisoner spent most of the six shillings in the hotel, and witness participated in it. He declined to advance a sovereign because he had a doubt concerning the genuineness of the bill.—Mr. J. M. Pritchard, of the Grange Hotel, said the bill was not accepted by him. and the signature was not his, ror authorised by him.—By Mr. Meyrick: He did not know the prisoner at all. He had some land at Llantarnam, and a man had been negotiating for building upon it, but he did not know whether the prisoner was the man.—Detective Scott proved arresting the prisoner at the Tivoli Hotel, Queen-street, on Monday morning. Prisoner said, "I did have 6s. off him, and I gave him a bill." On the way to the station prisoner said, "I was just going down to see Mr. Pritchard. 1 have taken a piece of land off him at Llantarnam." When charged at the police-station prisoner said, "I signed the bill."—Prisoner, who reserved his defence, was committed for trial to the next assizes, bail being refused.

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