I once challenged a young off duty cop on that basis. I forget if I got the money out of him but he certainly was not happy.
If police were a lot more helpful when tram crews had problem passengers, I probably would have had a much blinder eye.
As for lists of known fare evaders, they were not in use by 1987. If I had all night I could tell you all the ruses, methods of forged tickets end that I came across. And it was not often the scumbag types who tried to trick me out of a fare!
> On 18 Apr 2017, at 9:02 pm, Mal Rowemal.rowe@... [TramsDownUnder] TramsDownUnder@...> wrote:
>> On 18/04/2017 8:38 PM, espee8800espee8800@... [TramsDownUnder] wrote:
>> That list would multiply by 100% every moment on the 57 through North Melbourne. The ticket checkers would make an absolute killing if they targetted that route on the upside of the Abby corner.
> There was another group of fare evaders mentioned in an MMTB notice in the 1980s.
> See attached.
> Mal Rowe - who reckons that Tony G will love this one!