Women and “The Dole.”

May 1919

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Tuesday 13 May 1919

Women and “The Dole.”

Before Mr. J. Colton Fox and other magistrates, at the Rotherham West Riding Court, yesterday, Ann Rodgers, alias Annie Corney, of Denaby, was summoned on a charge of obtaining 15s. fraud from the Maltby Labour Exchange, between 14th and 23th February.

Supt. Haynes stated that the action was taken by instructions of the Public Prosecutor.

The defendant was alleged to have received the money as a supplementary allowance respect Hector Roberts, aged 8, who was stated to be solely dependent upon her.

She had been living with man named Walter Corney for a number of years. There were no children, but they adopted the boy Roberts.

Corney took the boy away on the 8th February, and had made a statement to the police to the effect that defendant at no time maintained the child. The defendant had drawn in respect of the boy at the time was away.

Mr. W. H. Garble, of Doncaster defending, submitted that all the arrangements in regard to the child’s removal to Blyth were made by defendant, and she was responsible for the maintenance.

The case was dismissed