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Thursday 19 October 1916, The Sydney Morning Herald

TAMWORTH, Wednesday.

In the Supreme Court, before Mr. Justice Pring, Charles Coxon pleaded guilty to having in his possession at Glen Innes, on September 30, 75 forged £5-notes on the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. He also pleaded guilty to four separate charges of uttering a forged £5-note at Glen Innes, and one of uttering a forged £5-note at Armidale on the same date. James Wilson pleaded guilty to having in his possession at Glen Innes certain forged Commonwealth securities, to wit, forged £5 notes. Coxon was sentenced to four years’ hard labour In Bathurst Gaol on each charge, the sentences to be concurrent. His Honor said the prisoner seemed to have been a wholesale forger and utterer of forged bank notes. Wilson was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment in Goulburn Gaol.

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