Glasgow & West Scotland

Mortgage fraud man Alistair Fairlie jailed for three years

A man who lied about his income to carry out a mortgage fraud has been jailed for a total of three years.

Alistair Fairlie, 46, told Birmingham Midshires bank in 2007 that he was a £60,000-a-year business manager.

After he was given a mortgage to buy a flat in Glasgow, he told the Registers of Scotland it had been repaid, giving him access to £125,000.

Fairlie, who was jailed at Glasgow Sheriff Court, also admitted obtaining £5,000 of goods fraudulently.

Sheriff Martin Jones QC told Fairlie: "Custody is necessary and the only appropriate sentence."

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