May 20 2009 by Our Correspondent, Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser
SENTENCE was deferred on a Coatbridge man who forged his ex-wife’s signature and cashed in a life insurance policy.
First offender Thomas Cameron, of Nelson Avenue, admitted presenting the document to Royal London Insurance on August 29 last year and receiving a cheque for £2634.42 as a result.
Airdrie Sheriff Court heard that the offence was part of an “acrimonious break-up”, and Sheriff Alf Vannet called for background reports as he deferred sentence on the 48-year-old until next month.
A WOULD-BE soldier was admonished for kicking walls and doors and causing a breach of the peace at his mother’s home.
Barry Murphy pleaded guilty to behaving in a disorderly manner at the address in Grant Court on January 14, shouting, swearing and acting in an aggressive manner.
His solicitor told Airdrie Sheriff Court: “He accepts it is all his own fault and he certainly shouldn’t have done it. There’s very clearly accountability there.
“Murphy wants to join the Paras and the difficulty with a long-term community sentence is that he would have to complete that before they’ll look at him.”
Sheriff Alf Vannet admonished the 22-year-old, of Jackson Court in Coatbridge, saying: “Let’s hope we don’t see you here again.”