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Hi everyone, In June 2011 I was caught travelling on an incorrect ticket and was interviewed under caution by a FCC revenue Protection Officer. He didn't take my signatures on the statement or his notes although I clearly remember him stating the caution and then proceeding with the interview. Thnaks to this forum, I got some good guidance on how to handle such a case and managed to pay a charge to FCC prosecution department and persuaded not to proceed further with the case (a substantially high amount imho but I was travelling without a valid ticket so was clearly in the wrong). Now,I am required to apply for a job which requires me to have a DBS/CRB Standard Criminal Record Check. I am worried that the 'caution' may show up on the criminal record although I am certain that the caution procedure was not strictly adhered to. Please can you advise if such a caution will show up on my criminal record? Your comments are most welcome. Thanks,
A crazy day at the train station today. I went to buy a ticket. They could see I was in a rush as I was constantly looking back at the boards as my train was about to leave the station. One of the ticket sellers asked to see my Young Person's Card. He made me pass it underneath the barrier so he could have a closer look at it. He claimed he was unable to read it clearly. However, when he asked a younger colleague, with better eyesight, the younger colleague confirmed that the card expired in September 2013. An elderly RPO then came along, took the ticket, came out of the office and took me to one side. He tried to accuse me of trying to purchase a ticket with an invalid rail card. I said that I hadn't as I still had four months left on my card, which he was holding in his hand. To my surprise he then decided to burn my ticket. I asked him why he was burning it and he claimed that he wasn't. I told him that I was watching him do it right in front of my eyes. He then said 'Well, if you're going to be like that' and attempted to rip the ticket up. I managed to grab it off of him before he was able to do so. However, my rail wallet was still on the other side of the barrier in their possession. They have stolen my photocard and around a year's worth of rail tickets, a number of which I was owed expenses for (over £200 in total). My understanding is that they're allowed to take tickets from us just because they feel like it as even though we've paid for them, they still own them. Am I able to report them for theft or anything at all? The RPO was way out of line here. I assume I was victimised due to being in a rush and thus more likely to kick up a fuss when they tried it on, purely so that the RPO could claim a bonus for a completely unjustified penalty fare. I was banned from the train station for the day and now I have had to get a lift to another train station just so I can reach my destination, where I will now have to run to get to the football match before kick off.