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  1. Ok thanks guys. Will mention to the person to attend the interview. Will update you in a few weeks.
  2. Ok thanks for the replies. The person does not have a copy of the ticket anymore as the inspector took it from their possession at the time of the incident. I am not sure as to the type of ticket it was - it would have either been a weekly or monthly, and therefore between £150 - £600 (estimated). The person who was caught does have previous bank statements clearly showing that they had regularly purchased monthly and weekly tickets in the past. This can be shown as far back as 3 years. This is a first time the person has ever been in any sort of trouble before (no priors etc). Would it be worthwhile still attending the voluntary interview with the police officer, to demonstrate this was a one-off offence given that a police-appointed solicitor will be in attendance? Any chance of them not taking it to court based off this interview from past experience? The person is going to admit they falsely dated the ticket to the police. Cheers.
  3. No letter from the TOC yet. Just a letter from the BTP requesting an interview at mutual convenience. Presumably the TOC has passed on information to police - who after the interview, will then decide to prosecute and decide the charge? Will the TOC then send a letter informing charge?
  4. No it was a ticket inspector. They said they would investigate and would let the person know. This is the first bit of correspondence since.
  5. It might be, not 100% sure. I can let you know later. I do know the letter was just a plain letter, no headings, just a plain typed letter, which seemed a bit odd. Will have to find out more info and get back to you.
  6. Hi, Wanted some advice around being caught with a train ticket that had a false (future) date penciled over the original expiry of the ticket. The person has been called into a police station for voluntary questioning about this. I suspect the police will want to know the facts, then decide whether there is sufficient evidence to potentially prosecute for fraud and have a court issue a summons. This interview with the police will take place over the next couple of weeks. What are their options? To admit liability to the police? To hire a costly solicitor and maybe draft a letter to the train company to settle out of court if possible? (I know court is just a future possibility but I'd say highly likely). How "fraudulent" will this be seen by the court? No previous convictions, can provide evidence of immediately prior to this incident of paying for monthly tickets for perhaps the last 5+ years via bank statement evidence. What is the best course of action if this does go to court? Have them represent themselves, admit liability, show evidence this was truly a one-off and hope to get away with a fine + court costs?
  7. Anyone know the outcome of this? Would be interested to know what happened to Max.
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