An Easter Ross man with several convictions for stalking ex-partners and domestic abuse was told he is 'on the knife-edge' of a prison sentence.
She made clear: "Given your previous conviction and the disgraceful background to these offences, only a custodial sentence is appropriate."
Money was paid into the account of a fictitious employee and the cash then split between the pair, Highland court told.
He will appear again in the next eight days.
A motorist claimed to police he had smashed his car in Wester Ross after he had swerved to avoid a deer.
A 79-year-old woman was pushed to the floor when she intervened to stop a man viciously assaulting her daughter.
Inverness Sheriff Court heard: "He was dealing with a number of matters at the time and his car added to his list of woes."
The victim of a vicious Alness assault by a man and a woman was able to identify his attackers leading to their arrest shortly afterwards.
A Romanian citizen staying in Dingwall claimed he met an Albanian stranger in an Edinburgh bar who paid him £200 a day to sell drugs in the Highlands.
Two Ross-shire men who injured each other with a bottle in a street brawl reconciled when they found themselves in the same wing of Inverness prison.
Jason Webber spotted the convoy behind him and swerved repeatedly on to the opposite carriageway to prevent them passing him.
Inverness Sheriff Court hears woman just home after giving birth to first child, was confronted by abusive and threatening man.
An alert was raised at 9.50am.
The victim of a vicious Easter Ross assault by a man and a woman was able to identify his attackers leading to their arrest shortly afterwards.
An electricity company technician was under stress on returning from a 97 hour week and briefly turned to alcohol as his marriage was also in trouble.
His defence agent begged for clemency and said the roofer was at a crossroads in his life.
Ross bottle attack warning: 'If this carries on you will find yourself in prison for a long time'
Driver stopped on Ross-shire road closed due to storm flooding had cannabis in system, court told.
An injured Muir of Ord man who spat on a police officer who came to assist him was fined a total of £2175.
'It is a miracle you didn't kill yourself or some other innocent road user. You have a very poor history of complying with the Road Traffic Act.'