An IT expert who produced fake train tickets worth more than £12,000 has been spared jail.

Jonathan Moore, 27, used his laptop to create near-perfect copies of season tickets that allowed him to travel free for two years.

His fraud was discovered only when a ticket inspector on a train to Brighton noticed a variation in the colour of the ticket. A further 11 forged tickets dating back to 2006 were discovered in the plastic wallet in which Moore kept his ticket.

He got charged the full cost of all of the old tickets.

Silly boy: the first rule of any scam is that if you\’ve got away with it then destroy the evidence that you have. Then if you do get caught it\’s a \”first time tryout Guv\’, yes, I know I\’ve been silly, sorry.\”

But that\’s why you read this blog, right? To find out how to fiddle the system?

3 thoughts on “Fool”

  1. Not to excuse the fraudster, but seriously, six thousand quid a year to commute to work? It’s been a long, long time since I have made a rail journey in the UK, and prices were starting to make short-haul air look attractive even then, but really, $10,000 a year to transport yourself between home and office? That’s disgraceful. Is it tax-exempt? There must be a better way (mine is to live fine minutes by foot from my office in a nice residential area; I appreciate this is not universally applicable.)

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