A DUNFERMLINE woman tried to land her ex-partner in trouble by making false claims about him.

However, Gemma Cameron’s plan backfired and she was the one appearing in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

Cameron, 36, of Lapwing Drive, admitted that on October 13 last year, at Tesco, Aberdour Road, she made false claims to police officers about a breach of bail and she wasted police time and resources.

Depute fiscal Lauren Pennycook said Cameron had called police to say her former partner had breached his bail conditions by threatening her in a car park. She claimed he had then followed her in his car.

However, when police looked at the store’s CCTV, it showed the man was in the car park but did not go near Cameron.

Defence solicitor Ian Beatson said what had happened was that the ex-partner had shouted at Cameron’s new boyfriend.

She had then “foolishly made the allegation that she was the one he’d shouted at”.

“She’s regretful for her conduct,” he added.

Sheriff Susan Duff told Cameron that “wasting police time is a serious matter” and the false claims could have resulted in her former partner being arrested.

However, she said as Cameron had shown “considerable remorse” she would admonish her.