A DUNFERMLINE teen who stole cash and a caravan from a travellers' site has been jailed for eight months.

Michael Gavin also attempted to pervert the court of justice the next day when he pretended to be someone else to police officers after he had taken another vehicle.

Gavin, 19, of Urquhart Crescent, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court yesterday (Wednesday) from remand, as he was already serving a sentence for a separate matter.

He previously admitted that on September 22, at Thornton Road, Thornton, he did steal a quality of cash and a caravan.

Also, on September 23, at Thornton Road, Thornton, he did take and drive away a motor vehicle without having either the consent of the owner or other lawful authority.

And, at Gulf Garvock Filling Station on the same date, he did drove while disqualified and with no insurance and gave false details to police in an attempt to evade detection, stating to them that he was another male with intent to pervert the course of justice and did attempt to pervert the course of justice.

The court heard that this was Gavin's fourth driving conviction.

Sheriff Craig McSherry also banned him from driving for five years and fined him £400. However, instead of the fine, he was served with 14 days' detention.