Forging a Post Office order

In the Sheriff Court on Tuesday – before Sheriff Cheyne – William McLeod was charged with forging a Post Office order.
The indictment stated that about the 11th September last a letter containing a Post Office order for £1 9s 9d, in favour of Edmund Oliver Cleghorn, Commercial Street, Dundee, was transmitted by the Postmaster at Kirkcaldy to Dundee addressed to Cleghorn’s lodgings, and that, on the letter being delivered the same evening the landlady by mistake, handed it to the prisoner, who on the following day forged the subscription ”E.O.Cleghorn” to the order, which he afterwards presented to a clerk in the  Money Order Department of the Dundee Post Office, and received the sum of money mentioned.
The prisoner pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to five months imprisonment.
(The Dundee Courier & Argus and Northern Warder (Dundee, Scotland), Friday, October 19, 1877)