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In London, a chief cashier admits to a million dollar embezzlement of his bank

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04/19/1860
In the British capital, the Union Bank of London discovered an imbalance of accounts in the amount of £263,000.  The chief cashier of the bank, William George Pullinger, soon admitted that he had embezzled the money in several Stock Exchange schemes.  Pullinger was charged with fraud, found guilty at the Old Bailey, and sentenced to twenty years in prison on May 15, 1860.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Joseph Hayden, Benjamin Vincent, Haydn's Dictionary of Dates and Universal Information Relating to All Ages and Nations, 24th edition (New York: Putnam's and Sons, 1906), 1353.
 

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