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Source: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1804, Sunday October 24, 1830.

Thames Office.

On Tuesday, Ann Rumble, a young women, was brought before W. Ballantine, Esq. charged with robbing the lodgings of Mr. Ester Treeling, of No.4 Charles-street, Mile-end-road, and deserting three of her children under circumstances of the most heartless ingratitude. It appeared that the prisoner, who has separated from her husband, had been left in charge of the poor prosecutrix's lodgings, while the latter went to visit her husband, who is a commercial traveler, and was detained at Exeter, in consequence of labouring under severe illness. Previous to her departure, Mrs. Treeling placed one of her children with her sister, and left the other three in charge of the prisoner. She remained absent six weeks, and on her return discovered that the prisoner had abandoned the children, and stripped her lodgings of a great quantity of property, with which she decamped. The money for the support of their children had been regularly transmitted to the prisoner, but she had half starved the children, and after disposing of their wearing apparel, left them one evening in the streets was nothing on but their night clothes. Information was given to the police and the prisoner was apprehended.
  Grimley, a police constable, K 166 said that he had been unable to discover where the prisoner had disposed of the stolen property was the exception of a cloak, which was produced and identified.
  Mrs. Samuels, a Jewess, said she found that children in a very destitute state, and the prisoner, previous to leaving them offered to sell their clothes.
  Mr. Ballantine commented, it marked terms, on the heartless, and unfeeling conduct of the prisoner in robbing her benefactor, and deserting the children. That Jewess had, however, displayed true Christian feeling in the manner she had acted and was entitled to great praise.
  He committed the prisoner to Newgate for trial.