Fine for woman caught using dead sister-in-law's blue badge

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Guilty plea: Nadimi Farani Guilty plea: Nadimi Farani

A woman from Twickenham was fined after being caught using her dead sister-in-law's disability parking badge.

Nadima Farani, 38, who lives in Whitton Road, was admitted abusing the blue badge parking scheme at Lavender Hill Magistrates' Court on July 1.

Richmond Council's Internal Audit and Investigation team carried out an investigation on Farani after she was discovered using the badge in Waldegrave Road, Teddington.

Taking into account her early guilty plea and financial circumstances, she was given a fine reduced to £135, and ordered to pay the victim surcharge of £20 as well as costs of £500.

Councillor Geoffrey Samuel, the council's deputy leader, said: "With more of these fraudsters being brought to justice than ever, this is sending a strong message that we will come down hard on drivers illegally using blue badges."

If you are aware of someone committing Blue Badge fraud, contact the confidential whistle blowing hotline on 0800 3899795, the fraud hotline 020 8891 7839 or report the fraud online at richmond.gov.uk.

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9:17am Sun 13 Jul 14

Hove Ex-Pat says...

£13 fine? Financial circumstances? So poor but she could afford to run a car. I know she has to pay costs, but it was all of her doing.
£13 fine? Financial circumstances? So poor but she could afford to run a car. I know she has to pay costs, but it was all of her doing. Hove Ex-Pat
  • Score: 8

8:54pm Mon 14 Jul 14

metis says...

Provide adequate parking for all and you remove the incentive to cheat the system.
Provide adequate parking for all and you remove the incentive to cheat the system. metis
  • Score: -2

12:29pm Tue 15 Jul 14

kingstonpaul says...

metis wrote:
Provide adequate parking for all and you remove the incentive to cheat the system.
The mark of a civilised society should be how we respect the priveleges given to those with disabilities. Unfortunately in our society, there's a hard core of graspers, pikeys and cheats looking to exploit the misfortune of others for their own selfish ends. throw the book at people like this person.
[quote][p][bold]metis[/bold] wrote: Provide adequate parking for all and you remove the incentive to cheat the system.[/p][/quote]The mark of a civilised society should be how we respect the priveleges given to those with disabilities. Unfortunately in our society, there's a hard core of graspers, pikeys and cheats looking to exploit the misfortune of others for their own selfish ends. throw the book at people like this person. kingstonpaul
  • Score: 4
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