Rex v. Pear
Central Criminal Court
168 Eng.Rep. 208 (1779)
Pear (defendant) hired a horse owned by Finch and agreed that he would return the horse later that night. When questioned where he lived, Pear told Finch he lived on King-street. That night, Pear did not return with the horse. It was later discovered that Pear sold the horse the day he borrowed it and that he did not actually live on King-street. At trial, the jury found that Pear had borrowed the horse with the intent to defraud Finch.
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