April 23, 1907

Alexis S. Roberts Drew Salary Even
After He Was Discharged.

Alexis S. Roberts, 23 years old, who successfully posed for a year as William McCloud Raney, the author, in the meantime defrauding the Keeton-Williams Gold Company out of $1,500 of dental gold, pleaded guilty of a charge of grand larceny in the criminal court yesterday afternoon, and was sentence to two years in the penitentiary by Judge Wallace. At one time Roberts took a piece of gold weighing two and a half ounces from the firm, it is said, and drew a salary as an employe in the laboratory two weeks after his theft became known.