A DALMUIR man who pretended do be his stepfather so he could obtain credit to buy a car has been jailed.

Andrew Hogarth carried out the fraud between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016.

The 30-year-old appeared at Dumbarton Sheriff Court for sentencing on Friday after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing.

Hogarth’s solicitor, Brian Lanigan, told the court: “He was living with his stepdad, and decided he would apply for finance in his stepdad’s name.

“His stepdad reported it when his bank got in touch.”

Mr Lanigan said his client was serving a 32-month prison term for being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs – a sentence he said was “tied up with the circumstances of this offence”.

Hogarth, of Beardmore Place, had admitted forming a fraudulent scheme to obtain goods and credit for a car and other household items.

Mr Lanigan said Hogarth, who had no previous convictions for fraud, was working in joinery and attending addiction counselling while in prison.

Sheriff Maxwell Hendry said: “This was a carefully planned and executed manoeuvre to obtain something you were not entitled to obtain, and you seemed unconcerned for the consequences for other people.”