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Man who went home with missing nurse is convicted forger

NewsBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
Alex Pacteau
Alex Pacteau

Alex Pacteau, the man who went home with missing nurse Karen Buckley, was caught printing counterfeit money in 2014.

Pacteau was nabbed after police searched his flat in the Drumchapel area of Glasgow and uncovered "equipment consistent" with making fake money.

Counterfeit notes to the value of £6000 were also recovered from the flat.

A court heard that the former private schoolboy who was in a coma for weeks and unable to walk for six months after a car crash, was too embarrassed to tell his family that he was on disability benefits.

So instead he resorted to printing his own cash.

Pacteau pleaded guilty in Glasgow Sheriff Court to printing £20 Royal Bank of Scotland notes.

Alex went home with Nurse Karen Buckley on Saturday night.

Police confirmed they have detained  21-year-old man Alexander Pacteau in connection with Karen's disappearance​. FULL STORY HERE

Pacteau, who was initially said to be assisting police with their investigation, told officers he left a nightclub with the nurse and was intimate with her on the night of her disappearance.

Police searching for missing Irish student Karen Buckley have found a body on a farm north of the city. FULL STORY HERE