Friday, December 2, 2022

Harris Academy students at centre of forged bus tickets investigation

STUDENTS from Harris Academy in Chafford Hundred are at the centre of a fraudulent bus ticket investigation.

The investigation was triggered after two of the schools students were allegedly caught in possession of the false four week adult season tickets as they boarded the Ensign bus in Aveley.

The Purfleet-based Ensign bus company immediately contacted Essex Police and the Mayflower Road school.

A spokesperson for the company told YT that they had a number of incidents in the past and are determined to prevent their company being defrauded

Transportation manager, Mike Botton said: “We have notified the police and are waiting back to hear from the school.

“We take fraud extremely seriously and will consider, once all the facts are established, of prosecuting those involved.”

“But we need to hear what the school tells us first.

Last year, London commuters had fines ranging from £2,000 fines to two years suspended sentences for defrauding rail companies with forged tickets.

The executive principal, “Dr” Chris Tomlinson is unavailable for comment.

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