A MAN has appeared in court accused of embezzling £61,000 from his elderly great uncle.

David Broadfoot, 35, allegedly carried out the act on various occasions between December 2014 and November 2017 at locations in Glasgow.

Court papers state Broadfoot had offered to provide Alexander Steele with support when he was aged between 79 to 82.

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It is claimed that in doing so, he induced his great uncle to provide him with access to his current back account and home.

Allegations state that this was on the pretence that Broadfoot would purchase groceries for Mr Steele and bring them to his home in Uddingston, South Lanarkshire.

The charge goes on to claim that Broadfoot "fraudulently misused the money and used the money for his own benefit."

It is alleged this was done by Broadfoot transferring money to his own account and obtaining Mr Steele's bank cards.

Broadfoot is also claimed to have entered Mr Steele's telephone banking and withdrew money from his savings and current account.

Locations in which the money is said to have been embezzled include convenience stores in the city's Tollcross as well as an off-sales and the Forge shopping centre.

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Broadfoot pleaded not guilty today at Glasgow Sheriff Court to the single embezzlement charge.

A continued hearing was fixed for March by sheriff Joan Kerr.

Broadfoot, also of Tollcross, had his bail continued meantime.