A HEREFORD fare dodger has been fined hundreds of pounds after getting on a train without buying a ticket to travel.

Adi Mere Yalonai Dobui was proven guilty in her absence of one count of attempting to travel on a railway without paying the fare by magistrates in Somerset in February.


The court heard from the prosecutor that the 47-year-old had attempted to travel on a First Great Western Railway train without having paid her fare of £49.95 and with intent to avoid paying that fare at Castle Cary Station in Somerset on June 22.

Dobui, of Emperor Way in Holmer, Hereford, was fined £440 for the offence and ordered to pay compensation of £49.95 to First Great Western Railway.

She was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £180, and a £44 victim surcharge, which is used to help fund services supporting victims of crime.

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