IT consultant travelled free by forging train tickets

An IT consultant used his computer to forge train tickets, saving himself £333 a month for over two years.

Jonathan Moore, 27, of Goldstone...

An IT consultant used his computer to forge train tickets, saving himself £333 a month for over two years.

Jonathan Moore, 27, of Goldstone Villas, Hove, "abused his skills as an IT consultant" to produce the forged tickets for his journey between Hove and London. He used the forgeries from July 2006 until last November when he was caught out by a routine ticket inspection.

The Brighton Argus reported that he admitted to making 74 forged travel tickets, fraud and possessing 11 forged tickets at Brighton Magistrates Court. He will be sentenced at Lewes Crown Court.

Detective Constable Rob Cager, the investigating officer from the British Transport Police, said, "When arrested, Moore was found in possession of forged rail tickets dating back to 2006, while a search of his computer uncovered the designs he had produced for them.

"He abused his skills as an IT consultant to produce forged tickets, effectively allowing him to enjoy free travel on the railways to the tune of more than £12,000."

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