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Found a Freedom Pass, used it 58 times, then got Caught - Now Summoned to court


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Dear All,

 

I've been summoned to court in November for using a freedom pass that I found.

They looked at the card and found out that I had used it 58 times before getting caught.

 

Before I received the court summons TFL sent me a letter asking me to confirm my name and address and that it was me.

I sent them an email at the same time apologising and requesting an OOC settlement .

 

TFL responded with the following:

TFL take the misuse of high value freedom passes very seriously, especially in cases where there is evidence of previous misuse.

I then received the summons.

 

I feel ashamed of what I have done but I did it and deserve to be punished.

I would like to avoid a criminal record if I can as this would definitely stop me from getting jobs in my current field.

 

Would it be a good idea to send them another email informing them that I've since been made redundant and I'm afraid I will never get a job in my current field if I have a criminal record? I have never been in trouble with the law before so this is very stressful and worrying for me.

 

Thanks,

Rick

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i would suggest the charge is not 58 offences but ONE stating a specific time and place?

and the rest are a TIC list?

 

dx

 

please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

 

if everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's tomorrow

the biggest financial industry in the UK, DCA;s -  would collapse overnight.

 

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs - that's why they will never tell you they are not bailiffs and have absolutely zero legal powers on any debt.

 

 

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  • dx100uk changed the title to Found a Freedom Pass, used it 58 times, then got Caught - Now Summoned to court

 

 

same as 

get a grovelling letter together

please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

 

if everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's tomorrow

the biggest financial industry in the UK, DCA;s -  would collapse overnight.

 

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs - that's why they will never tell you they are not bailiffs and have absolutely zero legal powers on any debt.

 

 

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Hi dx is it worth mentioning that I've been made redundant and a criminal record could prevent me from getting another job?

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not the redundancy bit no.

but if your educated trade requires full disclosure then it's an important point.

however you always need to weigh that against the fact that you should, being thus educated, have known it was illegal to use the pass.

 

you have a serious amount of time to get this right.

 

don't rush it, let's get it the best we can.

 

i suggest you read most of the  threads in this same forum.

 

 

 

 

please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

 

if everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's tomorrow

the biggest financial industry in the UK, DCA;s -  would collapse overnight.

 

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs - that's why they will never tell you they are not bailiffs and have absolutely zero legal powers on any debt.

 

 

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