Defrauding a pensioner

On This Day ……. 20th May 1901

A middle aged woman named Mary Ann Boedecker was sent to the Geelong gaol for two months for defrauding an old age pensioner named Ann Brooks of sums aggregating £1. According to the evidence for the prosecution, Ann Brooks, who was in Receipt of a pension of 5 per week, became so ill flint’ she had to go to the hospital, and she handed her pass book to accused to collect her pension. Ann Boedecker collected payments amounting to £1, and failed to give the money to the pensioner.