Corsie reconciles with conman son as he dodges jail

THE serial fraudster son of former world champion bowler Richard Corsie is back home living with his parents in an apparent reconciliation as he escaped jail for another string of cons.

Cameron Corsie was given 300 hours of unpaid work instead of a prison term after a sheriff agreed to give him a “final chance”.

The 20-year-old was then collected by his father in his car from outside Edinburgh Sheriff Court yesterday.

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Richard Corsie, a Commonwealth gold-medal winner, had previously said he wanted to be disassociated from his son, who was jailed for two years last April over £15,000 worth of scams.

After Sheriff Elizabeth Jarvie QC ordered the fraudster to carry out unpaid work and put him under supervision for two years, he thanked her and pledged he would not let her down.

Earlier his defence solicitor Ray Megson responded to Sheriff Jarvie’s concern about Corsie having access to a computer. He added: “His parents will, to the best of their ability, see he does not use it.”

Corsie then told the sheriff: “My parents have not let me have any access to a computer.” He said he was now involved in voluntary work and not socialising with anyone.

Sentence had been deferred for background reports, including a psychological report on Corsie’s gambling habit.

Corsie previously pleaded guilty to four fraud offences committed between March 7 and April 18 this year.

Three of the charges related to Corsie renting out properties he did not own in order to swindle victims out of deposits and rent. The frauds netted him £1570 and 500 Euros.

The fourth con involved him selling football tickets over the internet, which he did not have.

Sheriff Jarvie told Corsie he would undergo any psychological counselling ordered by his supervising officer, have no access to electronic equipment or the internet, and to be subject to a curfew between 8pm and 7am.

She said she would review his case in January, but warned Corsie: “If you come to the attention of the police, it will be a custodial sentence.”