A TEENAGER who terrified Susan Boyle when she found him in her home stealing money has been ordered to pay back the singing star from Blackburn.
Scott Millar was ordered to repay the £9 he took plus £1 in compensation when he appeared for sentence last Friday.
He was also fined £70 for the theft from the star’s home in Yule Terrace, on January 26 last year.
The 17-year-old from Whitburn had brought £80 in cash to Livingston Sheriff Court.
His solicitor, Ian Smith, said he had been ordered to save £110 by the sheriff who originally deferred sentence for good behaviour in June last year. Millar was supposed to pay £10 compensation to the singer and to donate £100 to a charity of Susan’s choice.
Smith admitted that Millar had been in trouble with the police again earlier this year and had been put on probation.
At an earlier hearing the court had heard Millar had entered Subo’s home through an unlocked door after the teenager had been dared to knock on her door by a friend.
Senior fiscal depute John Barclay said the incident took place after the star had just returned from London where she had been recording her part in a record to raise money for charity and had popped out to visit a friend.
Mr Barclay said: “At about 9.40pm she was driven back to her house by her friend and as she opened the door and stepped into the hallway she became aware of a person, the now accused, running down her staircase towards her.
“He brushed past her and ran from the premises and made off through the back garden. Her friend ran from the car and comforted Susan Boyle who was clearly distressed by the incident.”
Police picked up Millar walking in Blackburn later that night. He admitted that he was responsible.
At a previous hearing last December Millar had admitted spending the cash he’d saved on furnishing his flat.
Passing sentence, Sheriff Ian Duguid QC, told Millar: “There will be a fine of £70 and a compensation order for £10.
“The money can be paid to court today and this matter can be brought to an end.”