Fare dodging arse gets caught
That's an actual pisstake.
The git-heel would travel from Stonegate in East Sussex, and regularly travelled back and forth to the capital. He'd get off at London Bridge and then change for his office in Cannon Street, which with his Oyster, would cost a third less than his whole journey.
The station at Stonegate has no Oyster tappy barriers, and so his usual journey was significantly less when tapping in and out of Cannon Street.
He also successfully avoided any ticket inspectors on the trains.
He was discovered last November, when a ticket inspector was standing at a terminal at Cannon Street and spotted awry behaviour. He paid back the £42,550 in dodged fares, plus £450 in legal costs, within three days as part of an out-of-court settlement.
Southeastern trains were made aware of the man's expired season ticket hadn't been updated since 2008.
He has, unsurprisingly, also now updated his season ticket.