Disabled badge fraudsters fined

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Seven blue badge fraudsters have been ordered to pay more than £2,800 after being caught using badges illegally.

A blue badge allows a disabled person, or someone carrying a disabled passenger, to park where they like.

But motorists caught misusing the badges have received fines after being prosecuted.

Candan Beyazkaya, of The Ride, Enfield, pleaded guilty to displaying a blue badge in a pay and display bay on July 18, 2013, without the badge holder being present and was fined £40. He was ordered to pay £200 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

Maria Paschale, of Devonia Gardens, Edmonton, parked in a pay and display bay outside Greggs in Edmonton, and displayed a blue badge without the holder being in the car on October 12, 2013. She was fined £40, ordered to pay £250 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

Huseyin Polat, of Haselbury Road in Edmonton, was found guilty in his absence of displaying a blue badge in a pay and display bay in Fore Street, Edmonton on July 23, 2013, without the badge holder being in the vehicle. He was fined £200, ordered to pay £474.31 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

Bulent Garip, of Mount Pleasant Road, Bruce Grove, admitted parking in a pay and display bay in Fore Street, Edmonton, October 22 last year, and displaying a blue badge without the badge holder being in the car. He was fined £40 and ordered to pay £250 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

Durim Krasniqi, of Cedar House, Wood Green used a blue badge in a pay and display bay in Green Lanes, Haringey on 5 September 2013, without having the badge holder in the vehicle and was fined £40, and ordered to pay £250 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

Cetim Mitoglu, of Buller Road in Bruce Grove, admitted displaying a blue badge in a pay and display bay in Cowper Road, Edmonton on 23 July 2013, without having the badge holder in the vehicle and was fined £40, ordered to pay £250 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

Tanisha Watson of Blackstock Road, Islington, was found guilty in her absence of displaying a blue badge in a pay and display bay in Brick Lane, Enfield, on July 18, 2013, without having the badge holder in the vehicle during her visit.

She was fined £200, ordered to pay costs of £396.21 and a £20 victim surcharge.

All seven were ordered to pay the fines at Tottenham Magistrates Court on Thursday, February 20.

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12:55pm Wed 26 Feb 14

saunders417 says...

Good to see that these people have been taken to court and named and shamed!
Good to see that these people have been taken to court and named and shamed! saunders417
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7:56pm Sat 1 Mar 14

bajowh says...

Named certainly - but shamed? Do you really think any of them are ashamed? Annoyed that they were caught is probably the only emotion.
But another point is - were they using the Blue Badges with the owners permission it which case consideration should be given to removing the badge or at least giving them a police caution. Or did the illegal users take the badge without permission which is another offence for which charges should be brought.
Named certainly - but shamed? Do you really think any of them are ashamed? Annoyed that they were caught is probably the only emotion. But another point is - were they using the Blue Badges with the owners permission it which case consideration should be given to removing the badge or at least giving them a police caution. Or did the illegal users take the badge without permission which is another offence for which charges should be brought. bajowh
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