George W. Lynch Mistaken as First-Time Offender, June 1926

Prepared by John F. Stichman.

"Ever been in trouble before?" B. T. Andrews, identification official of the St. Joseph, Michigan, police department asked George W. Lynch who had been charged with vagrancy.

"Never in my life," Lynch declared.

But two minutes later Andrews proved that Lynch had served time in Canada under the names of Oliver Lapirre, Oliver Wilson, Oliver St. John and Oliver French.

References
1. "Finger Prints Proved First Offender is Really a Hardened Criminal", Finger Print and Identification Magazine, Vol. 7, No. 12, June 1926, page 8.

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