A Sharp Lesson -Six Months For Fraud On Guardians.

January 1929

Mexborough and Swinton Times January 18, 1929

A Sharp Lesson.
Six Months For Fraud On Guardians.

“This is one of the worst cases we have ever had. You have been swindling the ratepayers and the Guardians tor a long time. You will have to go to prison for six months, and your wife will be fined £2.”

Thus remarked Mr. J.Dymond, residing at the Doncaster Police Court, on Saturday when William Churms, , of Denaby, and his wife, Francis May Churms were summoned for obtaining £73 12s. by false pretences from the Doncaster’ Guardians, between March, 1925 and October last year.

Mr. W. S. Robinson, relieving officer said Churms had received relief in goods and money of the total value of £302 16s 6d.

Churms signed a statement to the effect that he had no other source of income, but it was found he had been in receipt of eight shillings a week insurance since March 1925.