Wallyford conman in petrol station bust up

Haddington Sheriff Court

Haddington Sheriff Court

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Notorious Wallyford conman Thomas Restorick has appeared back in court after a bust up in a Musselburgh petrol station.

Restorick was jailed for ten years in 2002 after conning retired civil servant Ralph Pride out of £454,000 in what was described at the time as the worst deception of the elderly ever brought before a Scottish court.

The fraudster stole the 77-year-old Alzheimer sufferer’s life savings by pretending the cash would go towards paying for an inquiry into police corruption.

Now, Restorick, of 11 Fa’Side Crescent, has been ordered to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work following his involvement in a bust-up last month

Full story and more from Haddington Sheriff Court in this week’s Musselburgh News and East Lothian News, on sale now.

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