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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.
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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.
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.