A COMRIE man has admitted obtaining more than £31,000 by fraud.

Steven Seivewright, 56, of Gillespie Grove, obtained money for building work under false pretences and pleaded guilty at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted he formed a fraudulent scheme to obtain money by deception between April and October 2011.

He pretended to employees of Cash Generator, High Street, Dunfermline, and also High Street, Kirkcaldy, that he was entitled to cash cheques, induced employees to cash the cheques and obtained £31,835 by fraud.

He had entered into a contract as Holly Tree Construction undertaking to carry out building works at Burnside Cottage, Cupar, and induced Andrew Osler to supply him with cheques, which he claimed would be used to pay third parties for materials and services.

He also entered into a contract to undertake building works at Stonecrest, Main Street, Star, pretending to James Salmond that he required cheques to pay third parties.

He also pretended to employees of Cash Generator in Dunfermline that firms known as Soltire Contracts and Buckhaven Building were run by him in the name of Holly Tree Construction.

Sheriff Craig McSherry called for reports and Seivewright will be sentenced on November 28.