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Blue Badge cheat fined £7500

posted 17 Aug 2010, 04:25 by David Rintoul   [ updated 17 Aug 2010, 04:51 ]

The owner of a former City care home has been fined thousands of pounds after being caught using a fake blue badge to park in a disabled bay - 400 miles away in London.

Humayun Reza, a former director of the now closed Leamington Nursing Home in Bruntsfield, used a badge copied from genuine permits issued to the care home by the city council.

Fraud investigators in Edinburgh said today they had suspected Reza, of Spylaw Road, of abusing the blue badges meant for the residents of his home, but had been unable to collect enough evidence to bring the case to court.

He was caught in February last year after his Peugeot was impounded when he parked in a disabled bay in Camden, north London. In court last week was fined £7515.