21st May 1948

A waiter is arrested for theft

A waiter risked prison for the sake of just over £3. Samuel White was arrested in St Helier and flown back to the mainland for converting cheques for his own use, and spending the money on rent. The money should have been paid to members of the union for which he was secretary, to cover their sick pay, or as commission for collecting funds.

Despite the fact he was living in Jersey, White faced the court in Eastbourne where he answered a charge of fraudulent conversion with silence.


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