The February 10 1939 edition of the Toronto Globe and Mail contained three separate bits of filler about people who tried to scam their buyers when offering goods for sale. The first two were lumped together on the same page:
Both perpetrators were arrested by Detective John Atkinson, who possibly specialized in this sort of thing.
The third article appeared a few pages later. In this one, the perp had already been arrested and tried, and was now being sentenced:
Since this suspect was arrested in Toronto, it is possible that Detective John Atkinson was responsible for apprehending this criminal too.