A man who reset almost £1,000 worth of jewellery has been warned to expect a prison sentence.
Adam Nelson, 24, of Underhoull, Scalloway, was told he could face custody when he appeared before sheriff Philip Mann today.
Nelson admitted carrying out the offence at an address in the village on 16th January.
Defence agent Gregor Kelly said a substance misuse report compiled by the social work department had been positive.
He added that Nelson was holding down a fish factory job, and invited sheriff Philip Mann to call for reports.
The sheriff said he was tempted to send Nelson to prison, but added he should consider the terms of a background report if there was “a glimmer of hope”.
Adjourning the case until 18th September, the sheriff warned Nelson: “It’s going to take a bit of persuasion to persuade me there is a real alternative to a custodial sentence, but who knows? It will depend almost entirely on what’s said in the report.”