Hundreds Of TV Licence Cheats Captured

HUNDREDS of TV Licence cheats have been caught in Thurrock in the first six months of the year.

The householders were found to be watching TV without a valid licence, a crime which carries prosecution and a maximum £1,000 fine.

232 people were caught in Grays, 93 in South Ockendon, 74 in Purfleet and 58 in Tilbury.

TV Licensing spokesman Mark Whitehouse said: “The vast majority of people in Thurrock pay their licence fee, and to be fair to those who pay, we have to be firm with those who attempt to get away without paying.”

A colour TV licence costs £145.50 per year, and there are numerous payment methods available.

One Response to "Hundreds Of TV Licence Cheats Captured"

  1. Lambo   August 18, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Good to see that the TV Licensing Department have caught these people, maybe TBC could ask them how they do it so they can employ the same method on Council Tax defrauders 🙂

    Isn’t it about time that the license fee was withdrawn and the money that the BBC lose could be made up from advertising as the other media companies do, also the crazy salaries that they give out at the BBC woudl not then be paid by the general public.

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