Thief Gets Six Months; Took Vacuum Cleaner

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Camden Courier-Post – June 6, 1933

James Crosby, alias William Caldwell, 32, of 577 Mickle Street, was sentenced yesterday by Judge Samuel M. Shay in Special Sessions Court, to six months In the Camden county jail. He had pleaded guilty to the theft of a vacuum cleaner, a waffle iron, a cigarette lighter and other articles, valued at $90.

The articles were stolen from 2122 Berwick Street, Camden. The complaint against Crosby was made by George Barrett, of 1535 Federal Street.

Crosby also admitted to Prosecutor Baldwin, It was testified, that both here and in Philadelphia, he went to the homes of housewives to repair carpet sweepers. He said he never took the sweepers back.


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