I do hope I canget some help, I have red many posts and the work you guys do here is great.
On 18th August I got stopped by a Revenue Protection Officer.
I always buy a weekly Zone 1-4 travel card which is fine as I live in zone 4
sometimes when I sleep at my girlfriend’s house (who lives in zone 5) I do not beep in at that station but beep in at Finsbury Park.
The ‘officer’ saw me beep in at Finsbury park and took my oyster card and I gave my details...
.. and said I’ll receive a letter, he explained that they just want their money back
I was surprised and scared that this letter arrived stating their intention to take me to court,
this will ruin my career opportunities and I did not realise the severity of my actions.
– I will never do this again but I do not know how to reply,
I want to settle this out of court.
On the letter the details of the 9 offences
• having paid the fare for a certain distance, knowingly and wilfully proceeding by train beyond that distance without previously paying the additional fare for the additional distance and with intent to avoid payment thereof or
do I ask for their evidence?
Does this mean they can prove 9 times I didn’t pay for the extra zone charge?
I just want to settle this out of court
I know it will cost but I will pay whatever it is even though i am an apprentice on minimum wage.
Please someone help me. I need to reply to the letter by next week
Kind regards and many thanks in advance.