BEGGING LETTER IMPOSTERS.
At Marylebone Police Court on Thursday, John Henry ROBERTS described as of no occupation, and Annie FISHER, married, both living at Camden Town, were sentenced to nine and three months imprisonment respectively for having obtained money under false pretenses by begging letters.
In one case, Mr. C. B. McLAREN, M. P., sent money in response to an appeal made to him by a person signing herself "J. WILSON." The writer stated that her husband, who canvassed for him at last election, had died leaving her with a little family, and asking for assistance. He afterwards received a letter in the same name, in which the writer said her husband had assisted at his election in 1895, but had since gone to Canada. He, the letter continued had sent her money to pay her passage, but not sufficient to pay her fare to Liverpool.