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  1. Thanks again for your response, he reported it lost, but he didn't get a replacement he bought a whole new ticket on a whole new photo card, apparently you have to when there is less than a week to run - it was only a weekly or monthly ticket anyway that is why I thought I could use it as it wasn't a season ticket. We have absolutely no intention of trying to say the ticket was lost.
  2. Hi and thanks everyone for the responses. I Idid show them my husbands photo card, it was behind his oyster card, which I had put money on via pay as you go earlier, that is why it was not at the front. . I think that from what everyone has said, and the fact that it is strict liability, I am probably guilty The fact is I did intend to use his card, the fact I didn't think it was an offence is seemingly irrelevant. He did not ask me for any ID, but he did ask me if I had a photo card myself, which I said I did have one at home. This is true although I doubt I could find it. My husband buys a monthly ticket, this one had a week to run. He actually thought he had lost it because I took that and his phone, without seeing him. he went and got a new photo card and a new ticket. We are moving anyway so he won't be using Southern much longer. I don't think the ticket man was impressed that I couldn't get to my money to pay quickly, it actually transpired that I had my purse stolen whilst I was in london, Karma I suppose. I was very respectful to him, as I had been to London for a pre-op appointment and I was extremely upset anyway, so that sort of kept it in perspective at the time, although I was a bit taken aback that he yelled 'fraudster' at me from over his shoulder down the train. Too bad I guess. I think that if interviewed I will just have to be totally honest and take the consequences. I am wondering however, when I write to them to ask to settle out of court, should I tell them the whole story, of why I was in London, , my state of mind etc. no doubt they have heard it many a time? My main concern obviously is avoiding conviction because it may hinder my visa application, I am frightened that they may be able to live in a country with my husband and I won't be able to go. I was thinking of offering £300 to settle, is that a reasonable figure? I am also worried that I have got my husband into trouble, he didn't know, but they only have my word for it. The only reason he didn't know was because I left in a rush and didn't see him, had I seen him he may have warned me of potential consequences. How long will I have to wait to hear anything? I would rather get on with it now. Sorry this is a bit incoherent , I have tried to have a positive day with the kids, but my mind is all over the place. Thanks again
  3. I went to London today and used my husbands railcard, I thought that it wasn't a problem as it was a paid ticket. When the ticket inspector came around he asked for the photo card, I immediately said that it belonged to my husband. I offered to buy a ticket, but couldn't find my money in time as we were pulling into my stop. The ticket man said he was confiscating the ticket and asked for my name, which I wrote down for him, he told me to leave the train at the next stop, which I was going to do anyway. My husband does not know I used his card, obviously I will tell him. The ticket man said that the matter would be sent to the revenue department, I asked to pay a fine but he said that they didn't do fines. What will happen next and what should I do, I went to London to deal with an outstanding medical issue, I never go otherwise and I have never used his card before, I have no previous convictions. I am a stay at home mum. I am a bit scared, I don't expect any sympathy I didnt intend to break the law, but with research I can see that I did. I didn't give my address, will they just get that from my husbands records. I could have given a false name but I didn't want to. Can I offer an amount to settle out of court, as I don't want a criminal conviction as it might affect my ability to get a new visa to live abroad. I am grateful for any advice.
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