Police Report of ANN BEDFORD, 15 April 1826

A female named “ANN BEDFORD,” who had been remanded some days ago, on a charge of stealing a quantity of dollar notes, of the Bank of New South Wales from the dwelling-house of Mr. TOMLIN’s, was brought up from the gaol on Thursday. She underwent a strict examination. As the particulars of this robbery have appeared before the Public in a previous publication, they need no comment here. The prisoner, in her defence, attempted to make it appear that she had received the money said to have been stolen, from an officer who had already sailed for India; but not being able to adduce any evidence in corroboration, she was sentenced to be transported to some penal settlement.

See Original: “OFFENCES, CHARGES, &c,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 – 1848) Saturday 15 April 1826, p.3