Stores' employee's offence

Hertfordshire Mercury, 30th January 1931


David Cox (16), employed by Welwyn Stores Ltd, Welwyn Garden City, was charged with embezzling 6d. from his employers.

Evidence was given by Charles Cook, of 25 Ravenfield Road, Welwyn Garden City, Dispatch Manager to Welwyn Stores Ltd, who said defendant had altered an invoice from 3s. 6d. to 3s.   Mr Russell Jones, solicitor, of Welwyn Garden City, representing Messrs Welwyn Stores Ltd, said that his client did not want to press the case, but this had been going on for a long time.

A witness stated that she ordered 3s. 6d. worth of goods at the Stores. They were delivered and she paid the defendant 3s. 6d.  Cox said he received  weekly 17s. 6d. from the Stores as wages, and 7s 6d. from the Lord Mayor’s Fund.   His lodgings cost 18s.  The Chairman said Cox had come up from Wales and had a good opportunity to do well.

He would be put on probation for two years, and one of the Magistrates would try to get him a job.

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