Blue badge fraudster handed fine and court bill

By Michael Upton | 07/12/2017

Blue badge fraudster handed fine and court bill

A WOMAN who committed blue badge fraud in Rotherham town centre has been handed a £200 court bill.

Nadia Baber (31), of Badsley Moor Lane used her son’s disabled person’s badge on Howard Street on June 20, when her child was in school.

Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard last Tuesday that a parking attendant had contacted the council when he saw the badge displayed in Baber’s car and it was confirmed the badge belonged to a child.

“The council then contacted the school to confirm the child’s attendance,” Mr Naim Younis, prosecuting, said.

Baber later told the council she had parked up to buy clothes for her son and had not realised he needed to be present in order to use the badge, said Mr Younis.

She was fined £120 in her absence, ordered to pay £50 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

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