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DEFRAUDING THE DETECTIVE POLICE. Frederick George, twenty-three, was indicted at the Middlesex Sessions, on Tuesday, for fraudulently ob- taining by false pretences from Maria Chown, the sum of 5s. with intent to defend. There was a second indictment against him for obtaining Is. from Police-sergeant John Cook; and a third indictment against him for obtaining from Sergeant William M'Matfc, S division, the sum of Is., with intent to defraud. The particulars have recently appeared in the police reports. The jury immediately found the prisoner Guilty. In answer to a question by the Assistant-Judge, Sergeant Chown said there were nearly a hundred other cases of a similar nature ready to be preferred against the prisoner. Sergeant Charles Cole, 23 C, said that the prisoner had been the cause of two detective inspectors going to Birmingham on a foolish errand, pretending that some great robbery was committed there and which was not true. He had known the prisoner since 1857, when he took him into custody with another man, who was now undergoing a sentence of ten years' penal servitude. The prisoner was then sentenced to three weeks' imprisonment for picking pockets in Regent-street. In February, 1861, the prisoner was tried at the Surrey Sessions for housebreaking, when he was sentenced to eighteen months' hard labour. After he had served this sentence the prisoner cametohim and said that he was determined to get his living honestly, and wishing to encourage him in doing so he occasion- ally gave him a shilling, and it was from information he obtained from the prisoner that he was enabled to pro- secute some men for a carriage robbery in Long-acre, who were tried in this court, and sentenced to five years' penal servitude. He had lost sight of him for some time, but one day he saw him outside Mr. Poole's, in Sackville-street, and subsequently he took him in charge for obtaining money from the police by false pretences. He believed that the prisoner was destitute, and to encourage him to gain an honest living he gave him occasionally a trifle of money. The Assistant Judge said the prisoner's offence was a very impudent one, and the sentence of the court upon him was that he be kept in penal servitude for five years. The prisoner, who appeared to treat the whole affair as a very good joke, left the dock laughing heartily.

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