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Conman bet £4k on 'flip of a coin'

posted 23 Mar 2012, 07:34 by David Rintoul   [ updated 23 Mar 2012, 07:38 ]

A “Walter Mitty” conman who sold his partner’s house behind her back is a “degenerate” gambler who once bet £4300 on a football match.

Alexander Currie was jailed for 18 months after defrauding his partner of ten years, Janette McVicar, out of £80,000 by secretly selling her Moredun bungalow while she still lived there.

Now a sheriff has ordered that £5753 belonging to Currie be seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act following his imprisonment earlier this month.