Unpaid work for man who tried to share his bus pass
IMPULSIVE Nicky McLean has been sentenced to a 12 month community order with 50 hours of unpaid work after he allowed a friend to use his bus pass.
Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court yesterday heard how McLean and his friend boarded a First bus in London Road, Stoke, at 2.25pm on August 15.
Prosecutor Fiona Cortese said McLean, aged 31, produced a valid ticket.
But when his friend approached the driver, he looked at the floor.
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"The driver thought the ticket showed by this defendant was going to be passed back," said Miss Cortese.
"The defendant handed the bus ticket to him. His friend approached the driver and pulled the ticket from his pocket.
"The driver said they both needed to buy a ticket.
"They were asked to leave the bus. The defendant took his friend off the bus."
McLean, of London Road, pleaded guilty to a charge of fraud by making a false representation.
Judge Paul Glenn told McLean: "I accept your behaviour was impulsive."