Criminal Law keyed to Dripps
Regina v. Thurborn
Thurborn (Defendant) found a dropped money note on the road. There were no markings on the note, nor any name and no means of finding out who the true owner of the note was. Defendant intended to appropriate it to his own use when he picked it up. The following day, Defendant learned that the note belonged to the prosecutor, but instead of returning the note, he changed the note and kept the money for himself. Defendant was charged with larceny and found guilty by a jury. Defendant appealed.
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