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Officer Cracks Mysterious Case

 July 18, 1899, Butcher Boy

July 18, 1899: Officer C.L. Foster unravels a series of mysterious thefts. A deliveryman from the butcher shop is helping himself to whatever he can take.
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I seem to recall Willie Sutton "abstracted" funds from a number of banks in his career, and his "supposed peculations" ended him up in the hoosgow. He was "catechised" by the authorities on many occasions. Whew.


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