CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY
EAST END TRUST COMPANY
2614-2616 Federal Street
The East End Trust Company was first organized on May 26, 1905. Dr. C.F. Hadley was the first president. Other founders and early directors included John Schimpf, Frederick von Nieda, and John Crawford.
The East End Trust Company opened for business on July 1, 1920 in temporary quarters at 27th and Cramer Streets. Dr. C.F. Hadley was again the president. The cornerstone for the East End Trust Company's new building at 2614-2616 Federal Street, designed by architect Joseph Hettel Sr., was laid on September 24, 1921. By 1936 the East End Trust had merged with the Camden Trust.
February 25, 1928
HELD IN $19,000
THEFT AT BANK
Burd S. Garrett,
of Hillcrest, is Under Guard
at West Jersey Hospital
BELIEVE HE TOOK POISON AS DISCOVERY NEARED
East End Trust Protected;
Man Returned to Home
|Camden Courier-Post - February 28, 1928|
EMBEZZLER JOKES WHEN TAKEN TO COUNTY PRISON
Laughing at photographers who tried to snap a picture as he covered his face with his hat and joking with the officers who accompanied him, Burd S. Garrett, for seven years a teller employed by the East End Trust Company was taken from the West Jersey Hospital this morning at 11:15 to the County Courthouse.
arraigned before Justice of the Peace Peter J. Wallace in the office of Lawrence
T. Doran, chief of county detectives he waived reading and hearing of
the complaint charging him with embezzlement of $19,000 of the bank’s
than ten minutes after he had entered Chief
Doran's office, the confessed embezzler, accompanied by Detective
William Cleary, reappeared and walked to the county jail where he was
Ethan P. Wescott did not
attend the arraignment and it was expected that he would set Garrett's
bail sometime this afternoon, when he would announce his intentions as to
presentment of the case to the grand jury.
who according to Assistant Prosecutor Joseph
A. Varbalow admitted manipulation of the bank funds, which he lavished
on his wife and the six children he had instructed from birth in the
principles of honesty, appeared unmoved this morning by the proceedings.
face has regained the color it had lost when detectives first began
questioning him, as he lay in a coma on a cot at the hospital last
Saturday. Since Sunday afternoon, when he broke down and admitted the
charges against him, he has chatted with his constable guard.
appearance today was that of a businessman in comfortable circumstances.
He was well dress, in a gray suit, dark overcoat, and wore a light gray
soft felt hat His eyes, behind tortoise shell glasses, were bright, and
minus the stare of three days ago.
His wife, despite his reported confession reiterated her belief today that “it can’t be true.” Firmly declaring that she used economic measures in her housekeeping
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