A SERIAL charlatan who turned up to under 10s boys’ football games in Cumnock pretending to be a Celtic FC scout is still awaiting his fate – months after admitting the offence.

Anthony Adams, 27, appeared at Ayr Sheriff Court last week for sentencing on a charge of conducting himself in a disorderly manner at a football festival held at Townhead Park more than three years ago.

Adams previously pleaded guilty to falsely stating he represented the Glasgow giants by using fake ID at the event at Cumnock Juniors’ ground on June 8, 2019.

He struck again 11 days later at the Bowencraig Recreation Ground in Largs, where he approached players and told them he wanted to attend further sessions, causing fear and alarm in those present and thereby committing a breach of the peace.

Not guilty pleas to charges of stealing North Ayrshire Council ID badges and clothing – after fraudulently pretending to be a regular NAC employee and claiming he had lost his badge at Cunninghame House, Irvine – were accepted by prosecutors.

Adams, of Hunter Drive in Ardrossan, was originally due to have been sentenced on the charge in April, but has yet to be punished.

He returned to court on Tuesday, July 19, but sentence was again deferred.

His bail was continued and he will return to court for sentencing at a later date.

Adams previously branded claims that people and charities had been left out of pocket as a result of his business practices as a “personal vendetta”.

The Chronicle’s sister title, the Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald, reported in 2018 that Adams had set up a company, North Ayrshire Community Youth Work, which led to accusations he was passing it off as having links to North Ayrshire Council.