<CHARGES AFTER SALE.
Harrogate Man Sentenced; Another Acquitted.
The fraudulent conversion of the proceeds of the sale of a number of antiques, the property of Mrs. G. M. Barrand, Clifton Lodge, Clifton Villas, Bradford, was alleged at Leeds Assizes yesterday against former partners in a firm of auctioneers and estate agents, Gerald Mutrie Reid (30), Dragon Parade, Harrogate, and Harold Windsor (26), Highthorne Street, Harrogate.
Mr. A. P. Peaker, prosecuting, alleged that the two men obtained the antiques, which were valued at £25, from Mrs. Barrand for sale on a commission basis, and that they had not handed over the proceeds, despite several efforts by Mr. and Mrs. Barrand to obtain them.
Reid, in the witness-box, said that he had sold the goods and had made an offer of payment. It had always been his and Windsor's intention to pay Mrs. Barrand in full.
Windsor said only some of the articles had been sold when he left Reid on the understanding that his partner would liquidate any debts.
Windsor was found not guilty and discharged. Reid was sentenced to four months in the second division.>