A Decade Later, Guy Pays Train Fares He Evaded

He figures they added up to about $300
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 20, 2016 5:34 PM CDT
In this Thursday, June 18, 2015 file photo, a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Green Line subway train moves along the track in Boston.   (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

(Newser) – One Massachusetts commuter believes it's never too late to say you're sorry—or pay your train fare, the AP reports. The Boston Globe reports Matthew Andrewes hand-delivered an apology letter, along with $300 in cash, to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority on June 9. That's the amount Andrewes believes he owes the MBTA for evading fares. The 31-year-old Andrewes says he avoided paying the train fare whenever he could as a teenager and in his 20s.

He wrote: "I am so sorry. Please accept this money as compensation." Andrewes is Christian and says the guilt was weighing on him and he was praying about what to do. MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo says this isn't the first time a fare evader has apologized, but it might be the biggest reimbursement it's received. (Read more Massachusetts stories.)

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