House seller pestered for years over asbestos dispute in Oakley
Kevin Rushford repeatedly contacted the woman after asbestos was found in a house bought by his mother.
His behaviour resulted in Rushford, 54, of Windyhill Avenue, Kincardine, going on trial at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.
He was found guilty of a charge that between December 13, 2010, and November 8, 2016, at James Hog Crescent, Oakley, he engaged in a course of conduct which caused Amanda Paterson fear or alarm by repeatedly and persistently sending correspondence to her, her employer and family members of a defamatory nature claiming she had defrauded him and she was due him money as recompense.
In his evidence during the two-day hearing, Rushford said his mother had purchased the house in 2008 and almost immediately a warning sign about asbestos had been discovered.
He told the court it cost £25,000 to have the asbestos removed and the property restored.
Rushford was found guilty by Sheriff Craig McSherry who called for reports and sentencing will take place on March 7.