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Building firm boss ordered to pay compensation after elderly woman lost thousands in banking scam

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A building firm boss has been ordered to pay compensation after an elderly woman lost £120,000 in a banking scam.Police found that £16,000 of the pensioner's cash had been transferred to an account belonging to Coatbridge man Kevin Doyle.Hamilton Sheriff Court heard it had then been "dispersed quickly" to other accounts.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android Doyle, 41, of Margaret Street, admitted handling criminal property in January 2018.The court was told that a woman in her 70s lost £120,000 in a large-scale online fraud during that month.An investigation revealed that £16,000 of this had gone into a Bank of Scotland account named "Kevin Doyle Building Contracts".Of this, £7000 was transferred quickly to Doyle's personal account while £9000 went into another account.The £7000 was again "dispersed quickly" with some cash being withdrawn and an amount being switched to yet another bank account.Doyle was arrested in December 2019 after a lengthy police investigation.He made no reply when charged with money laundering offences.The court heard that the fraud victim has received some compensation but none of the £16;000 linked to Doyle has been paid back yet.Defence lawyer John Paul Gallacher said the dad-of-five is willing to repay £1000 per month.Mr Gallacher told the court: “He has been plagued by

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