The Times (London).
Thursday, 5 December 1889.
ALBERT BACKERT [Bachert], HENRY NORMAN, ALBERT WAPLE, and JOHN SMITH were indicted for uttering counterfeit florins at Barking and Hornchurch on November 3 last. Mr. Wightman Wood prosecuted for the Mint. Mr. J. Harvey Murphy defended Norman and Mr. C. E. Jones, Waple. The facts were shortly these. Waple and Smith hired two dog-carts, and in company with the other two drove down into Essex. Various publichouses were called at, and several bad florins were found after prisoners had paid for refreshments. The jury Acquitted Backert and Norman and Convicted Waple and Smith, who were sentenced to four months’ and 15 months’ hard labour respectively.