Mr & Mrs C E Goolsbee, Beaumont
Dnhprt Hnlt k ™°™ m] IS Given Sentence BEAUMONT, April 3. (U.P) — Debonair Robert Holt, -57, faced' life imprisonment today after his cons-iction of swindlins an aped Warren, Tex., couple of their life savings, lie was sentenced as a habitual criminal. Holt was found Kuilty yesterday of bilking Mr. and Mrs. C E Goolsbpc of $20,000 in a planted wallet game last Feb. 7. The Goolsbee's testified that they found a wallet containing S50 and a bond salesman's credentials. credentials. They returned it to the salesman, refused a $50 reward, but accepted a "tip" on an investment. investment. String Of Arrests The 'salesman," the couple recounted recounted at the trial, persuaded them to withdraw their money from a bank and turn it over to r.im for the investment. The money and the salesman then disappeared. disappeared. Holt, suave, soft-spoken Dallas confidence man, had a siring of aliases and a record of 23 arrests .rpm Detroit to Los Angeles. His wife, Hszcl. was charged with receiving receiving and concealing .$2,400 of the Gool.sbee's money. Her trial was to "have opened today but. it was postponed until Coolsoee, who was to appear ugnmst her. recovers from a collapse collapse he suffered when Holt was sentenced.