A WOULD-BE fraudster who used another person's credit card in a failed attempt to buy protein powder from a Greenock supermarket has been placed on a deferred sentence to be of good behaviour.

John McLeod, 36 — who is already on a community payback order for another criminal matter — committed the offence at Lidl on Custom House Way.

His not guilty plea to a charge of stealing a wallet and its contents, including credit and bank cards, from a property on Brymner Street was accepted by the Crown.

Sheriff Joseph Hughes deferred sentence on McLeod, of Garvald Street, until next April and warned him that he is at risk of being jailed.

The sheriff told him: "If you've not been on good behaviour when you come back you might want to think about bringing a bag with you."