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British investment executive fired for trying to dodge $72,000 in train fares

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A high-flying investment executive has been brought to earth after he avoided paying $72,000 in train fares on his daily commute. Jonathan Burrows, who earns more than $1.6 million a year and has two country mansions worth above $7 million each, had hoped to keep his name out of the public eye by paying back the full amount in unpaid tickets he built over a five-year period. He travels each day to London from just outside the English capital. Burrows initially settled his bill with the train company, but then the police began a criminal investigation. The city watchdog, the Financial Conduct Authority, got involved and now Burrows has been suspended from his job, which claims his fare-dodging shows he is unsuitable for a job in the equivalent of Britain's Wall Street.

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$72,000 in fares? or fares+fines? $1200 a month in fares is a bit expensive, no?

 

Depends where your coming from? Remember most service over there is privately operated too so higher fares 

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Yeah, these rich folks think they can get away with anything.  SMH.  But yeah, the higher fares are basically a side effect of the privatization (read: destruction) of British Rail; one of the most mishandled break-ups of all time. 

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