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Reading v. Regem
Citation: 2 KB 268,  2 All ER 27,  WN 205
The plaintiff joined the army in 1936, and at the beginning of 1944 he was a sergeant in the Royal Army Medical Corps stationed at the general hospital in Cairo, where he was in charge of the medical stores. In 1944, there were found standing to the plaintiff’s credit at banks in Egypt, several thousands of pounds. He had also acquired a motor car worth 1,500 in euro. The Special Investigation Branch of the army looked into the matter and he was asked how he came by these moneys. A lorry used to arrived loaded with cases, the contents of which were unknown. Then the plaintiff, in full uniform, boarded the lorry, and escorted it through Cairo, so that it was unable to pass the civilian police without being inspected. It is viewed that he was violating his duty and the military authorities took possession of the money. Plaintiff sought to recover the moneys taken.
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