Blue Badge Fraud
Local Woman given Criminal Conviction Following Blue
Teresa Sacco of Grafton Road, Bedford,
pleaded guilty to two counts of Fraud in relation to having
possession of a Blue Badge which did not belong to her and for
using this Blue Badge fraudulently.
Following a referral alleging that the woman
was regularly misusing a Blue Badge, the Council’s officers
A Council officer visited Mrs Sacco’s mother’s
address while others attended the vehicle parked in Byron Crescent
Bedford. It was successfully identified that, on this occasion, Mrs
Sacco’s mother was at home and when challenged Mrs Sacco admitted
that she had used the blue badge without her mother present.
In a hearing at Bedford Magistrates Court on
27th July, Mrs Sacco pleaded guilty to two counts under
the Fraud Act and was issued with a twelve month Conditional
Discharge and ordered to pay a total of £115 by way of court costs
and a victim surcharge.
Deputy Mayor and Portfolio Holder for
Environment Councillor Charles Royden said: "Those that misuse the
Blue Badge Scheme deprive genuinely disabled residents of vital
parking spaces and access to facilities. Blue Badge Fraud will not
be tolerated and those found to be abusing the scheme will face
You can report Tenancy Fraud, Council
Tax and Blue Badge Fraud to the council:
calling Freephone number 0800 917 8491
visiting the Council’s Customer Care centre in Horne Lane
filling in a form online at http://www.bedford.gov.uk/
download our Bedford Fraud App.
Download the Bedford Fraud App
Please click on either of the following links
Alternatively search your app store for
“Bedford Fraud Reporter”.