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The Daily Gleaner, Kingston, 20 October 1958
Two get year, switching for theft
MAY PEN, Cn., Oct. 15 (From our correspondent): Sylvester Price, baker of Farm District, and Sydney Faulkner, labourer of the same district, will serve one year's imprisonment each and get 12 strokes of the tamarind switch for larceny of 25/- from the person of Hazel Mills, teacher on the staff of Whitfield School, St. Catherine.
Mr. Justice Cools-Lartigue and a jury of seven heard allegations that on January 6 this year while Hazel Mills was buying a penknife in a shop Faulkner approached her from behind and grabbed 25/- of the money she had on the counter before her. He gave the money to Price and both men left the shop with the money. She reported the matter to the Police.
The accused denied the allegations. They said Mills bet on a "three card game" they were playing and lost £3. 5/-. Faulkner said he was sorry for her and gave her back £1 of the money.
The jury retired for 50 minutes and returned a verdict of guilty.
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