A prostitute has been arraigned for stealing a client’s BMW after being told he had changed his mind when she turned up at his home to provide her services.
The arrangement reportedly went sour when she arrived and found man who had been sleeping, woke up and thought better of going through with the agreed sex acts.
The man told Whyte he had no money to pay her, other than £15 to cover her taxi costs. However after the encounter, it was learnt that her partner David Donald, 40, stormed into the property and threatened him.
Fiscal depute Gavin Burton told Dundee Sheriff Court;
“At the time she was offering sexual services as an escort on a website.
“She was in a relationship with her co-accused.
“On March 22, 2020 the complainer returned home and parked his car. The keys were on the worktop.
“He had been drinking two bottles of wine. At 1.30 am he decided to contact an escort he had previously used.
“He found the profile of Whyte which included the phrase ‘sexy, friendly and best girlfriend experience ever.’
“He was woken by the sound of the buzzer a short time later and opened the door to let Whyte in.
“He informed her he did not have any money, had changed his mind and did not want anything. She told him she had paid for a taxi.
“He gave her £15 for a taxi and she started to walk towards the door as she seemed OK with that. She walked into the common close and he did not lock the door.
“He was in the kitchen a few seconds when Donald appeared wearing a hoodie and with a Burberry scarf covering his mouth and nose.
“He had his right hand behind his back. He asked the complainer for money. The complainer told him he had no money in his wallet.”
Donald was said to have told the victim;
“You must have money – you’ve got a BMW” and he pointed at the car keys.
The victim was then told to transfer money into a bank account, the court heard. When the victim was transferring £50, he said he needed a name to complete the transaction and the accused told him he was David Donald.
Donald and Whyte left after being satisfied the money had been transferred successfully, and the victim did not contact police because he was too embarrassed. However after he found that his car keys and car had been stolen from the front of the property, he contacted the police after phoning Whyte’s number and getting no response.
The car was traced a short distance away and Whyte’s DNA was recovered from the steering wheel and handbrake.
While Whyte admitted stealing the car from Kenmore Gardens on March 23 last year, Donald admitted extorting money from the man by demanding cash and robbing him of £50.
Sheriff Paul Brown deferred sentence on both accused for the preparation of background reports.