Hi Alex, quite simply he was being picked up the other end and the train was there and he arrived at the station too late, if the ticket inspector had told him he couldn't get on without a ticket then he would have had no choice but to wait but he told him not to worry as he could purchase a ticket on the train and let him though the barrier. He did have every intention of purchasing a ticket on the train.
Yeah my sentiments exactly! He just panicked. He was stupid but now it's difficult because I want him to come clean but on the other hand if he admits it he could have a criminal record?
Yes I know this and there is no disputing this, my question is should he now come clean and risk a record or just stick to his story and what the outcome may be?
Ok - obviously he should not lie in Court, but of course now it looks bad he changes his story
If he pleads guilty if it is a dishonesty offence he may get a record.
What he should do is now see if he can seek an out of court settlement if he has not been caught before
But if it goes to Court they simply need to show he didnt have a ticket.
If he says he lost it, he would need some evidence to show be bought one.
One would expect a card receipt or debit from bank account.
Of course he could argue he paid cash and run it that way
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Well he can call the unit and see if they would settle out of Court. It may just be a financial penalty and then it is all over.
Well the problem is he lied.
If he genuinely was let through he should have said that
The chances are CCTV wont be there now
Can I clarify anything else for you?
Well they may take a view, or they may not
There is no guarantee
To find one locally
Can I help with anything else tonight please?
You have rated POOR SERVICE?
What else do you want to know?