A well paid oil worker has been fined £5000 for failing to co-operate with the police.
George Baillie (55) refused to disclose the PIN code for his mobile phone when they interviewed him at Falkirk Police Station between May 12 and June 1 last year.
Falkirk Sheriff Court was told last Thursday that Baillie earned a “substantial” income from his job working in the oil and gas industry and was due to leave for a new job in Russia shortly.
Baillie, from 1 Ladywell Court, Larbert initially offered to pay £200 a month, but that was rejected before being upped to £1000.
Sheriff Derek Livingston told Baillie: “In my view you tried to pervert the course of justice.”