Fake travel card scam ‘cost Transport for London £250,000’


A university graduate who helped sell fake travel cards to students in a scam which cost Transport for London up to £250,000 was spared jail. Ishaq El Asri, 27, only benefited by around £2,500 from the scam which involved others higher up the chain of command, Inner London Crown Court heard. ‘There was an Instagram account advertising student cards and so on,’ said Ms Kathryn Hirst prosecuting. ‘Mr El Asri was operating that Instagram account sending out various instructions to…

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