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ALLEGED FALSE PRETENCES AT CARDIFF. A P 0 NT YPOOL HOTELKEEPER SWINDLED. At, Cardiff Police Court, on Tuesday (before I on la Mr. T. "v Lewis, stipendiary, Dr.. Paine, and Alderman Jones), Robert Amblera middle-aged man of gentlemanly appearance, was chargecuon rem-'ind with obtaining food and lodgings to the amount £ 5 3E. 9d. from Tli9mas Wyatt, of the -RoyaJ. Clarence Temperance Hotel, Tudor- iroad, between the 8th and 16th of December, by means of false pretences. Mr. Belcher again appeared to prosecute,-and Mr. Frank Williams defended. Mrs. Wyatt said she only supplied the prisoner with food and lodgings because he lepresented that his luggage-was on theway from the Crown, at Pontypool, and that he had taken the house next door. Mr. T. Millward Wyatt, proprietor of the hotel, said he was not at home when prisoner arrived. He first saw him on the night of Fri- day, the 11th, when he said he was Ambler, of 39, Fleet street, the great advertising firm, known all over the world." He also said, in con- versation, that he had sent to Pontypool for hie luggage, andcould not think why it had not been forwarded, as his cheque-book was there in a portfolio, which he had also left behind. His wife shewed liim the prisoner's card, and upon the strength of that card he allowed him to remain. Philip Henry Davies, in the employ of Mr. Solomon Andrews, the owner of the house next door to the hotel, and occupied by Mrs. Taylor (where prisoner represented he was going to jive), said he had never seen the prisoner before., and it was not true that he had taken the house in which 31rs. Taylor now lived- e Henry Tanner, the landlord of the Crown Hotel, Pontypool, said prisoner came to his hotel on the 30th uit., and on Tuesday, the 8th inst., he left. His hotel bill was x4 lOR., which he left without paying. All the luggage he left was the small parcel produced 1 (containing writing paper, &c.), a few dirty collars, and an old walking stick broken in two pieces. Cross-examined: I am not aware that he also left an overcoat. I presented my bill, which he said he would pay on the next day, but I have not seen him since. Mrs. Bessie Taylor said she lived next door to the hotel and w/jnt into possession .a^ week Mon- day. The prisoner had made no arrangement with her in reference to the house. His proper name was Robert Hiltttu. She knew him twenty years ago, when he was a shipping clerk at Liverpool. After tlie Wednesday, he arranged to lodge with her. Jesse Crouch, a detective constable in the city of London police fo .i,oo, deposed that, acting upon instructions received from the Cardiif police, he went to Fleet-stwet, and found there was.no such number as 39. The namhets 34 to 40 were occupied by 3lessis. Hoare, the well- known bankers. The name fif Ambler was not known in Fleet-street. After this evidence, the BeRCh considered that a case had been established, and committed the prisoner for trial, bail being refused.

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