Grant Adam – brother of ex-Liverpool and Scotland star Charlie – facing prison time after admitting to stealing £15,000 from his elderly grandfather
- Grant Adam, 30, had Power of Attorney over his grandfather’s finances last year
- He has admitted to stealing £15,000 and could face prison time next month
- Adam helped himself to cash from his elderly grandfather’s Post Office account
- The goalkeeper is brother of Charlie Adam, who played for Liverpool and Stoke
The brother of former Liverpool and Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam is facing jail time after admitting to stealing £15,000 from his elderly grandfather.
Grant Adam, 30, himself a professional footballer formerly of Rangers and Scotland Under 21s, embezzled thousands of pounds from Charles Adam while he had Power of Attorney over his finances.
Adam, who now plays football for Lochee United in the sixth tier of Scottish football, admitted to the crime on Monday and now faces being sent to prison when his punishment is decided next month.
Grant Adam is facing jail time after admitting to stealing £15,000 from his elderly grandfather
Adam (right) is the brother of former Liverpool star – and now Dundee captain – Charlie (left)
The 30-year-old is a goalkeeper, pictured playing for Greenock Morton back in July 2015
The goalkeeper was in charge of his grandfather’s affairs from October 2019 to January 2020, and has admitted to helping himself to money from the 78-year-old’s Post Office account.
He was originally charged with embezzling funds to the tune of £22,000 but his solicitor Jim Laverty put forward a guilty plea relating to the reduced sum of £15,000.
While he was not present at Dundee Sheriff Court on Monday, Adam admitted that he ‘failed to act in accordance with the duties and powers conferred on him’ as the Power of Attorney for his elderly relative.
Despite having dropped down the leagues now, Adam was a successful footballer and even won the Scottish League Cup while at St Mirren in 2012-13.
Ex-Scotland star Charlie Adam is now 35 and captaining Dundee in the Scottish Premiership
Grant Adam was not present at Dundee Sheriff Court on Monday when the case was held
He played six times for Scotland’s U21s and came through Rangers’ academy while his brother Charlie was playing for the first team.
Elsewhere, he has played for Dundee, Forfar, Morton, Cowdenbeath, Dumbarton and Airdrieonians, and has 159 appearances in the Scottish League.
Sheriff George Way has deferred a sentence for the preparation of a criminal justice social work report and a restriction of liberty order assessment.
The final ruling is expected to be made next month.