Son stole £8000 from dad

A son who stole approximately £8000 from his father had sentence deferred until February 2 next year to continue repayment.

William Reid, 49, of Gala Drive, Dalbeattie, admitted using his father’s debit card on about 30 occasions between May 2011 and April 2012 at ATMs in Galashiels and Dumfries to steal the cash.

Selkirk Sheriff Court heard the accused was currently making regular £50 repayments to his father.

“He says the relationship between him and his father has improved, and he has made significant steps,” said Reid’s solicitor.