Hi, this is my first post.
I was stopped today by a FGW enforcement team as I got off the train at Windsor.
The issue is I had used my wife's monthly ticket for the journey from Slough.
I had actually driven from Uxbridge where I work to Slough to meet my wife who was on the train from Paddington;
she had a patient to see in Burnham (she's a physio) so there seemed little point in her completing her usual journey to Windsor
to then drive back so we did a swap;
she took the car,
I took her ticket (with photo ID).
We didn't think it would be an issue,
the ticket had been paid for and only one person was doing the journey.
the enforcement officers didn't agree;
they confiscated her ticket (so now she'll have to either buy a new one or dailys until it is returned, if it is returned)
we are losing money there and i may be faced with prosecution.
They didn't mention a fine so i feel i'm completely in no man's land.
The journey to Windsor from Slough costs £2.30,
the idea of a hefty fine and possible criminal record over such a stupid mistake is really scary.
There was no intent to fair dodge, we felt as a couple we'd paid and had a valid ticket.
Also one of the enforcement officers said when asked that if i'd had no ticket at all I'd have just been fined…
so to FGW it seems it's worse to have your wife's valid ticket than no ticket at all.
Any advice on what I should do would be very much appreciated.