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74-year-old Fifer admits being part of of £53,000 scam

74-year-old Fifer admits being part of of £53,000 scam

A 74-year-old Fife man has admitted being part of scam that took more than £53,000 from two victims, one aged 89 and the other now dead.

Robert Purves Adams preyed on two men by telling them they were entitled to money, but that they would first have to make payments.

Adams, of Admiralty Road, admitted that on various occasions between April 2012 and October 2013 at the Bank of Scotland, Bothwell Street, Dunfermline, and at his home, while acting with others, he formed a fraudulent scheme to obtain money.

In pursuance of that scheme he pretended on various occasions to William Dalglish, then 89, and John Sharp, then 67 and now deceased, that they were owed monies but to obtain it they required first to make payments.

He induced Mr Dalglish to transfer a total of £5,860.88 to a person in India and then to send cheques to the value of £9,990 to him.

He also induced the late Mr Sharp to transfer sums totalling £37,270 to an account in the name of Robert Purves Adams, when he knew neither man was entitled to any money and in this way obtained a total of £53,120.88 by fraud.

Adams will be sentenced next month.

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