A Donald Trump superfan who tried to extort £15,000 from a blind friend has avoided jail.
Shenna Fox targeted Jamie McCulloch, 55, after he bought a new house with a large inheritance.
Fox had helped him view and select a property but he received a text from her threatening to report him to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) if he did not transfer £15,000 to her account.
No money was handed over but police were called and Fox was charged.
At Lanark Sheriff Court, Fox, 52, of Carluke, Lanarkshire, admitted attempting to extort money in October 2019.
Sheriff Nikola Stewart called her behaviour “despicable”. Fox, who teaches music, was tagged for five months, has to complete 200 hours of unpaid work and will be supervised for 18 months.
In 2015, Fox brought the Lanark and Carluke Choral Union to play at Carnegie Hall in New York, and later perform for Trump.
Fox was convicted in 2017 of forging cheques from the choir to pay a £15,660 fee to perform.