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Fare dodging police officer hopped trains between Maidstone East and Bromley South

PUBLISHED: 09:52 27 September 2017

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PC Benjamin Cassar made the journey seven times

A serving transport police officer in Bromley has been fined for dodging train fares seven times.

PC Benjamin Cassar, 24, admitted to making the journeys between Maidstone East and Bromley South between April 5 and April 20, as he travelled to work at the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command.

The offences came to light after an investigation by the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards.

Cassar was found to have dodged his ticket once, and enquiries from there revealed another six instances of fare evasion.

After admitting his guilt on Tuesday, September 26, Cassar was fined a total of £1,800 and ordered to pay costs of £85, a victim surcharge of £120 and £101.60 compensation to Southeastern.

A free transport scheme under the Association of Train Operating Companies had been withdrawn before Cassar joined the force.

A Met Police spokesperson said: “Now criminal matters have concluded misconduct matters will be considered.”

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