A Reading woman has been handed a huge court bill after skipping a £120 train fare. 

Anne-Marie Bailey, of Kennet Walk, was stopped at Sutton Coldfield railway station in the West Midlands without a valid ticket on February 18, 2022. 

The 44-year-old was ordered to pay £120 in compensation by a court earlier this month. 

On top of this, she was fined £440, ordered to pay £180 in court costs and a £44 victim surcharge. 

This brought her total bill to £784. 

Bailey did not appear for her hearing at Reading Magistrates’ Court on Friday, July 15.