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Generosity Abused. 1 I BBYNMAWB WOMAN OBTAINS £'9 2s BY I FALSE PRETENCES. Cecilia Pearce, a Brynmawr woman, was charg- ed at Ebbw Vale on Thursday with obtaining X9 2s by false pretences from the Ebbw Vale Steel, Iron. and Coal Company. Mr Thomas Hughes, Ebbw Vale, prosecuted for the-company. Opening the case, he said that -6ince the commencement of the war the company had been paying certain sums of money to the dependents of employees who had enlisted as sol- diers. Mr Pearce's son enlisted as a soldier, and on the bearing that relief was given she went to the company and made certain statements. As a result of those statements the company paid her 13/- a week from November, 1914, until May 3, 1915. They were in some doubt in January whether it was a proper case to relieve, and Mr. T H. Richards called at her house. In her an- swers she said the son was her sole support. The company had since found that Mr Pearce, the sol- dier's father, was employed by the Brynmawr Dis- trict Council, and from January 1, 1914, this man had been working more or less regularly up to June of this year. The father wa.s not working in October, nor from March 19 until May. The average earnings from the council were 22s. a week. If the husband himself had gone to the Army the company would pay 13s.. a week, and for a son the sum would be smaller. The company had paid at least X22,000 from the time the war commenced until the end of March this year. Defendant expressed regret for what she had done. The Chairman said the bench wished to thanked the Ebbw Vale Company for the very generous way they had treated the dependents of those of their -employees who had gone to fight for King and country. This was a serious offence, and the woman was liable to six months' imprisonment. The bench was taking a lenient view of the mat- ter in fining the woman £ 5 or one month in de- fault.

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