The first time, in 1870, he claimed to be ‘Captain Scott’ and stood accused of obtaining money by false pretences. He seemed to have been able persuade many Sydney business people to cash valueless cheques for him.
The second time it was on charges relating to his theft of gold from the London Chartered Bank in Egerton.
Curators are currently trying to find out more about his time in Sydney. We’ll keep you updated on any discoveries.