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Used brothers 16+ oyster for a month - TfL Fare prosecution

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I used my brothers 16+ oystercard for a month  and was finally caught out by an inspector on the bus.

 

Could someone help me draft a letter to write to them?

 

Or give me advice on what my next best move is

 

Hi , I recently used my brothers 16+ oystercard and had been using it for about a month but was discovered by a TfL inspector.

 

Could someone help me draft a letter to email them?

 

And could I get any advice on what my next best move is please 

 

I cannot afford to receive a criminal offence , I’m only 18 and I’m willing to pay for any costs incurred on their side

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Hello and welcome to CAG.

 

I've merged your threads and moved them to our public transport forum. Please continue to post on this thread.

 

It's best for you to draft a letter, as only you know what happened, and we'll help you to refine it.

 

What correspondence have you had from TfL so far?

 

Best, HB


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They sent the fare prosecution letter and that’s been about it. I sent an email but looking back on it it was short and poorly worded

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Are you able to scan up the letter please, minus your name and address?

 

HB


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How do I do that

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You could take a photo with your phone, then have a read of our upload guide.

 

HB


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ive converted you docx upload to pdf as docx has all your personal details in file properties.

 

there are numerous example of the type/style of letter to POST to TfL here NOT BY EMAIL

 

see post 15 here

 

 


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Thank you so much

 

Also what’s wrong with emailing them?

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we have found in the past this does not constitute record of receipt and read when ref'd in court.

no harm in doing BOTH

use 1st class post get free proof of posting from any PO counter.

 

 

 


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I’ve written up a draft any feedback would be much appreciated   

 

—————


To whoever it may concern, 

I apologise profusely for my actions in this case. As a student currently in my last year of 6th form , a criminal record would be devastating for myself as my future employment relies upon a clean criminal record. I pride myself on my integrity and I feel shameful for my moment of very poor judgement 

 

On the 2nd of October , I used the oystercard as I was in a rush in the morning and was in the process of applying for my 18+ student oyster . I was stupors one the bus by a TfL inspector who withdrew the card and when I asked what would happen to me said that only a £40 fine would be sent to me , which I was very happy to pay for.

 

i made a thoughtless choice that has been affecting me since and has had an impact on my focus in lesson. I have never done anything like this before and I am sorry for my behaviour and the inconvenience caused to all parties involved. 
 

I am happy to make immediate payment of the unpaid fare and any incurrent costs that my actions have caused. I am  in the process of applying for an 18+student oyster so I will not make an action like this again 

 

Also, I work as a form prefect in school  which involves me mentoring the lower year students. A criminal record would lead to me being stripped of this position, which would make me sad as I worked very hard to earn the role.

 

I would appreciate your consideration and I sincerely hope that you can show me some leniency in this matter 

 

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you cant really state a one off morning rush accounts for all the previous use:

 

had been using it for about a month


PLEASE DONT HIT QUOTE IF THE LAST POST IS THE ONE YOU ARE REPLYING TOO.

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please do not post jpg images directly to a topic..USE PDF ....READ UPLOAD.

 

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Single Premium PPI Q&A Read Here

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Reclaim Bank Account, Loan & Credit Card Charges Read Here

The CAG Interest Tutorial Read Here

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Yh that’s true , how could I rephrase it to something that sounds better

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plenty of 16+ oyster card misuse threads here to read.

 

dx

 


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Thank you, I’ve had a look. 
 

would it be better if I say that it was only for temporary use until my Oyster card appears. 
 

And since then I’ve been using my card for transport should I mention that? As like prop I’ve learnt my lesson

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PLEASE DONT HIT QUOTE IF THE LAST POST IS THE ONE YOU ARE REPLYING TOO.

MAKES A THREAD TWICE AS LONG TO SCROLL THROUGH!

please do not post jpg images directly to a topic..USE PDF ....READ UPLOAD.

 

WE CAN'T GIVE ADVICE BY PM - IF YOU SEND ME A LINK TO YOUR THREAD - I WILL BE HAPPY TO OFFER HELP THERE

Single Premium PPI Q&A Read Here

Reclaim mis-sold PPI Read Here

Reclaim Bank Account, Loan & Credit Card Charges Read Here

The CAG Interest Tutorial Read Here

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I’ve looked at the cases but can’t see anything that isn’t where they’ve used it as an accident or as a mistake 

 

If I am convicted , how long would it stay on my record as I want to be a teacher and I have a retail job at the minute

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there are lots of thread here for multiple use of a 16+ card...

 

however 

was this mentioned by you or the inspector during the interview when you were caught?

 

dx

 


PLEASE DONT HIT QUOTE IF THE LAST POST IS THE ONE YOU ARE REPLYING TOO.

MAKES A THREAD TWICE AS LONG TO SCROLL THROUGH!

please do not post jpg images directly to a topic..USE PDF ....READ UPLOAD.

 

WE CAN'T GIVE ADVICE BY PM - IF YOU SEND ME A LINK TO YOUR THREAD - I WILL BE HAPPY TO OFFER HELP THERE

Single Premium PPI Q&A Read Here

Reclaim mis-sold PPI Read Here

Reclaim Bank Account, Loan & Credit Card Charges Read Here

The CAG Interest Tutorial Read Here

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I just said I was using it whilst I’m waiting for my oyster to come but idk if he wrote it down or anything he didn’t take any notes other than my name and address

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Well, in the letter you posted in post #8, I read it as one journey that they're talking about.

 

See what other people think, but we normally say not to tell them anything they don't know already.

 

Moving on to your letter in #in your paragraph 2, you say 'I was stupors', you probably didn't mean that. I might put the part of the first paragraph later in your letter, again see what other people think.

 

HB


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Yh sorry that was a typo I tried to copy and paste it from word but it wouldn’t let me so I just typed it out on here. 
 

and thank you

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No need to apologise, as long as it's right when you write to TfL. :)

 

HB


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Hi I just received an email saying we have received your email and we do not settle cases out of court and a single justice procedure notice will be sent in due time . 
 

I sent a letter off almost two weeks ago but he did not mention it , could it be that they didn’t receive it?

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PLEASE DONT HIT QUOTE IF THE LAST POST IS THE ONE YOU ARE REPLYING TOO.

MAKES A THREAD TWICE AS LONG TO SCROLL THROUGH!

please do not post jpg images directly to a topic..USE PDF ....READ UPLOAD.

 

WE CAN'T GIVE ADVICE BY PM - IF YOU SEND ME A LINK TO YOUR THREAD - I WILL BE HAPPY TO OFFER HELP THERE

Single Premium PPI Q&A Read Here

Reclaim mis-sold PPI Read Here

Reclaim Bank Account, Loan & Credit Card Charges Read Here

The CAG Interest Tutorial Read Here

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Thank you I’ve seen a case very similar to mine on there , also there is a name and number to contact at the bottom of the email should I do that tomorrow?

 

And I also have a holiday booked in December to America ( it was booked months ago before this) will I still be able to go?

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