A MAN took £2100 from a bank account as part of a bid to fund his drug habit.

David Roulston transferred £1400 and then £700 from the bank account.

He appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court having pleaded guilty to a charge of converting criminal property.

The 51-year-old made the transfers on July 3, 2019, at the Royal Bank of Scotland on Gordon Street.

Roulston, from Govanhill, was caught when bank staff reported him to the police who interviewed witnesses at the branch the following day.

He was finally arrested on July 30, 2020. 

His defence brief said: "He takes responsibility over the offence.

"He had a serious cocaine addiction and this incident was to fund that addiction."

The lawyer said it had been 13 years since Roulston's last offence.

Sheriff Allan Findlay said he would defer sentencing for six months to allow Roulston to be of good behaviour.

He was also ordered to pay the money back at a rate of £20 per week.