Prosecution for blue badge fraud

7 February 2020

A recent blue badge fraud case investigated by Veritau has resulted in a successful prosecution.

In August 2019, a visitor from Middlesbrough was found to be misusing his relative’s badge in York city centre. The case was investigated by Veritau’s fraud team and prosecuted by City of York Council.

The case was heard at York Magistrates’ Court on 28 January 2020. He pleaded guilty and was ordered to pay a fine and costs totalling £700.

Blue badges make it easier for people to travel and maintain independence, but can be open to abuse. They allow people to park in certain locations including double yellow lines and disabled spaces. Only the badge holder, or someone transporting them, can use their blue badge.

If you have any suspicions of fraud, or want to know more about the investigation service, please contact our fraud team.