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Wigtownshire woman's sentence deferred over garage fraud

Wanda Campbell
Image caption Sentence on Wanda Campbell was deferred for a fortnight

Sentence on a Wigtownshire woman who conned a garage firm out of £110,000 has been deferred for a fortnight.

The case against Wanda Campbell, 43, was continued to investigate the possibility of a compensation package being put together for £100,000.

At the end of a seven-day trial, she was found guilty of acting with others to take the money from James Haugh Castle Douglas.

Sheriff Scott Pattison said he was still considering a custodial sentence.

Campbell, from Auchenmalg near Newton Stewart, had denied committing the offence between March 2012 and October 2013.

However, earlier this month a jury unanimously found her guilty.

Dumfries Sheriff Court was told by Campbell's advocate about the possibility of a compensation package being put in place but it would require 14 days to clarify the situation.

Sentence was deferred in order to allow that to happen.

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