Maltby woman fined over blue badge fraud

By David Parker | 06/03/2019

Maltby woman fined over blue badge fraud

A WOMAN who fraudulently used her mother's blue badge to park in a disabled bay has been fined.

Helen Hodson, of Rotherham Road, Maltby, used the disabled parking badge at Drummond Street car park in July when her mother was not present, a council spokeswoman said.

She pleaded guilty by post to blue badge fraud and was sentenced at Sheffield Magistrates' Court yesterday (Tuesday).

Hodson was fined £120 with costs of £100 and a £30 victim surcharge.

Councillor Denise Lelliott, Rotherham Council's cabinet member for jobs and the local economy, said: "This is a further example of this extremely anti-social crime.

"Using disabled parking spaces in such a manner deprives genuine people of the opportunity to do so.

"People also need to consider whether it is worth risking a criminal record rather than paying for parking.

"This council will continue to take such cases very seriously and take legal action whenever it is in the public interest to do so.”

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