a few months back i received a letter demanding £30 for "fair dodging" on a WAGN train. My name was correct and address was almost right yet all the personal information (i.e occupation, dob etc) was incorrect. Also that day i was in the office at the stated time and could prove it.
i called wagn and explained to them that i could prove (via clocking in and out system at work) that i was elsewhere and could not have possibly been on the train.
to cut a long story short the still made me go to court today advising me to bring any proof along with any witnesses.
so along i went today to enfield magistrates court with my sales director (as my witness) my records of time in and out of work, a statement from dartford river crossing showing i had used my dart tag that day so to prove i did drive into work, my passport showing that my DOB was incorrect on their forms etc.
i went into court and went through the usual procedings, name, address, plea etc. then i was told that the prosocutor from wagn would ask me some questions as would the ticket operator who issued the fine on the train. they stood up and appologised to the court and said that they did not recogognise me and had no questions. that was it...case dismissed. i enquired about any expenses i had and how i would claim them back i.e a days holiday from work etc to be told that i was not entitled to any loss of earnings but was allowed toclaim £1 petrol money from goffs oak. i asked what happens if this happens again next week and the week after, they said that i have to turn up to court again and again.
this happened to 3 other people whilst i was there. what a waste of tax payers money.