A Lodger’s Money – Bench’s Leniency in Conisboro’ Case.

September 1921

Mexborough and Swinton Times Saturday 10 September, 1921

A Lodger’s Money.

Bench’s Leniency in Conisboro’ Case.

William Page, a Conisboro’ miner, was charged at Doncaster on Saturday with stealing a £1 note and two 10 s. notes belonging to Bertram Cashmore, club steward, Conisboro’, between 1 and 2 September.

Prosecutor, who lodged with the prisoner and his mother, had missed money for some time, and on 1 September when he put rotes in a tin box in his bedroom, he took the numbers of them. On going to the box again he found some of the notes missing.

When a note was found by police on Page bearing one of the numbers entered in a book by prosecutor, he said: “That’s right enough”

A key which was found to open the tin box was obtained from the prisoner’s mother.

The Bench considered that sufficient care had not been exercised over the money, and in view of the prisoner’s previous good conduct the magistrates bound him over for twelve months, on payment of costa