Rail passengers call for £43,000 fare dodger to be prosecuted

The Guardian:

Since news broke on Sunday that a man who is said to work for a City hedge fund had agreed to repay £43,000 after being caught avoiding fares over five years, regulars on the services into London Bridge and Cannon Street from Stonegate in East Sussex have been trying to piece together clues to his identity. As the weekly commute restarted they had drawn a blank.

“I want to know who it was because it puts the price up for the rest of us,” said Tim Ball, 46, a partner in a law firm boarding the 7.37am to London on platform one.

The rail company is clearly just interested in getting its money back as quickly as possible.   Unfortunately this ignores the wider society benefits of showing that justice is done.