Artillery Gunner Sentenced for Defrauding the War Office

A recent district Court-martial in Limerick investigated charges of fraud against Gunner Patrick Hogan from the Limerick City Artillery. It was found that Hogan had defrauded the War Office by falsely claiming financial support for ten children when, in fact, his family size was smaller. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to several days’ imprisonment from the date of his arrest. In addition to the prison term, Hogan was directed to repay the £3 he had fraudulently acquired while on active service with his regiment.

Sheffield Evening Telegraph – Thursday 31 January 1901

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