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Doctor Hugh lindlay and his Fiancee. COLLAPSE OF A PROSECUTION. PRISONER RE-ARRESTED. WANTED AT AYR. SERIES OF REMARKABLY CLEVER FRAUDS. On Wednesday, at the Penarth Police Court- before Mr J. S. Batchelor and Major Thornley-I I D r Hugh Findlaywas brought up in custody on remand charged with stealing two engagement rings, value XI4, the property of Mr Carl Wehrley, jeweller, Windsor-road. Penarth. The only witness put forward was the prosecutor, who confirmed the statement made to the Bench at the previous hearing, which has been fully detailed in these columns. Prisoner, who desired in the absence of his Counsel to put a few questions to the witness, elicited from the latter that when he visited his shop he said he had come to Penarth to endeavour to establish a medical practice. Prisoner: Do you remember when I had chosen the rings I asked you to put them aside for a time, and I would call and pay for them, and you re- ] plied, Never mind, Doctor, I will send them down to the house ? Witnesa: No. Prisoner: And I said I would call and pay for them. Is that true or not ? Witness: No. Prisoner What did I say ? Witness: You told me that you would return one of them in the evening. Witness further admitted that he had offered to send the rings down to the house. The Bench, after a brief consultation with the Clerk, decided not to hear any further evidence, and ordered the case to be dismissed. Superintendent Giddings ststed that the police would offer no evidence in the other cases. Immediately after the close of the case Inspector Roberts re-arrested prisoner upon a warrant received from the Newport police charging him with obtaining goods under false pretences. Readers will remember (says the North Britieh Daily Mail) that in the month of March this year a person who styled himself hugh Findlay, M.B., C.M., M.R.C.S., perpetrated a number of remarkaely clever frauds in Ayr. His story was to the eflect that he had arrived in town to take over the practice of the late Dr Goldie, Newton-on-Ayr. He secured lodgings in Union-avenue, and forthwith made preparations to commence the duties of a healer of the sick. He called on a number of shopkeepers and was provided with clothing, provisions, and liquor, a valuable gold watch, &c. None of the shopkeepers received pay- ment they all believed the story poured into their ears by the persuasive tongue of their customer." Before "Dr Findlay" terminated his visit to the Auld Toun he changed his story, owing to the fact that a real successor to Dr Goldie appeared on the scene. He told his dupes that he was going to leave Ayr—it was beautifully situated, its historic associations made it a delightful spot to him- Accordingly, he made i*; known that he bad entered into partnership with Dr Ogilvie. One or two parties called in the services of "Dr Findlay," and he diagonised two cases as in- fluenza- For one of these he recommended brandy, but as the victim could not provide the wherewithal, the" doctor ordered the liquor. In the other case he applied a mustard blister to the patient's stomach. On numerous occasions he pointed out that a lady in Barns-terrace was his aunt, but the police inquiries divulged the fact that she was no relation whatever. He called on this lady, and her impression was that c, Dr Findlay was one of two persons whom she took charge of irom Trinidad 17 or 18 years ago. Oa Tuesday evening, the 20th inst., a man, whom the police ara satisfied is "Dr Findlay," was arrested at Cardiff, and the arrest was made in an exceedingly smart manner, and reflects the greatest credit upon Detective Rankin, of the Cardiff police, into whose charge the case had been given. The doctor called at the Central Police Office and gave the name of James Grice, son of the late Mr E. Grice, manager of the Nut, and Bolt Works, Newport, and stated that he had been robbed. detective Rankiii at once re- cognised him as a "Dr Findlay" "wanted" at Penarth on a charge of obtaining goods by false pretences, and promptly arrested him. On making further inquiries the detective also found that be was v, anted at Bath on a charge of obtaining goods by false pretences under the na^ie of Edward Hu^h Dick which, by the way, is the real name—and that of the Hon, H. W. Bedford, of the West Indies- The police of Elgin. Aberdeen, and Stirling are also in- terested in the "doctor," who, we learn, was remanded at Penarth for further inquiry.

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