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THOMAS MILLS indicted for Embezzlement (1839)

John Knight Wooster clerk in Sheriff's Office

1839  THOMAS MILLS was indicted for embezzlement.

HENRY FREDERICK LEWIS . I am an attorney, and live in Essex-street. The prisoner was my clerk—he used to pay and receive money in the office from day to day—I used to give him a sum in the morning for the purposes of the office—on the 18th of May a fi fa was issued in a case in which I was engaged, and I requested the prisoner to get it and take it to the office of the Sheriff of the county—he has deducted 7s. for doing so from the money I gave him.

Cross-examined by MR. HORRY. Q. How do you know he did not spend some of his own money? A. Because he handed me a balance—I do not know the sum I gave him in the morning—I did not expect he should give me the money back—I expected him to do the business—I gave him money every morning when the business required it, and he settled with me in the evening—I think I gave him 2l. that morning—it might have been 3l.—I told him to take out a warrant in the case of "Webb and Brown."

JOHN KNIGHT WOOSTER . I am a clerk in the Sheriff's Office. On the 18th of May there was no warrant issued in the case in question.

NOT GUILTY .


Owner/SourceOld Bailey Online - Ref. No. t18390617-1870
Date17 Jun 1823
Linked toJohn Knight Wooster

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