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THE ATTEMPT TO DEFRAUD AN INSURANCE SOCIETY. Forgeries in the Cardiff and Newport Districts. Arrest of Another Agent. At the Bristol police-court, on Wednesday, a serious charge of forgery against an insurance agent in Cardiff and Newport was heard. Thomas James Hunt, an insurance agent living in St. George's-road, Bristol, was charged that he did, on the 2'ith ot November, felonicusly forge and utter a certain certificate and copy of an entry in the register book of deaths, in tho district of Cardiff also that he did, on the 13th of feloniously forge and utter a certain tificate aud copy of an entry in the re^" book of deaths in the district ° ™ port. It will be remembered that on J1' day last a charge of a similar ,e against an insurance agent Lewis Williams, living at Norton Cottage, Maindee, near Newport, with vvhoui 9 prisoner was m the habit of doin business. —M. R. Wansbrough, who prosecuted on oehalf of the Royal Liver Friendly socie,y, in opening the case to the magistrates, &a:id thru on Thurs- day last, a man n?,mer., ^ew.ls Williams was charged at that court with forging and uttering one of the certificatei purporting to relate to a man named William Charles Cook, a labourer, residing at Aaam-street, Cardiff, and upon that charge he was remanded until.Friday next. He should apply now that the prisoner might be re- manded until tout date in order that he might be brought up with Wilhanis, The society, which was prosecuting was, as they were doubtless aware, promoted for the purpose of enabling poor people, by paying a small weekly contribution, to insure their lives, so that at the tune oi their Ceath their relatives might receive certain sums of money to pay the expenses of their sickness and funeral. In tho case of the cnarge <u i0rginga certificate in the Newport district, the deceased was described as Henry Walker, who was^ alleged to have died in the infirmary at Newport. The case was one of considerable magnitude, the society having ascertained that a large number of people who had been insured had never existed at all the insurances having been affected through the prisoner, and the premiums having been paid by the man Williams, who was now oil remand, and the money in some of the cases received by the prisoner from the Royal Liver Friendly Society on the strergth of these forged death certificates.—The prisoner said that he was prepared to give a complete denial to the charges. He was remanded until Friday, when he will be brought up and charged with Williams.

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