Derby fare dodger to pay more than £600 for avoiding £7.40 journey home

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A railway fare dodger from Derby has been ordered to pay more than £600...including the £7.40 cost of his original journey.

Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court heard how Corey Greene-McMahon deliberately avoided paying for his journey between Burton and Derby on April 27.

Derby Midland Railway Station

Derby Midland Railway Station

But he was caught up with my the law and prosecuted and convicted of the charge in his absence.

Now the 22-year-old, of London Road, Derby has been hit in the pocket for a total of £621.40.

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Magistrates fined him £440, ordered him to pay £130 prosecution costs and a Government-imposed victim surcharge of £44.

They also ordered him to pay the £7.40 cost of the trip in compensation to Cross Country Trains who missed out on the original fare.