Hina Patel of Cornford Close in Portslade will have to pay up £1,150 after pleading guilty to intent to deceive using a parking device, namely a disabled blue badge.
She initially pleaded not guilty after being summoned to Brighton Magistrates' Court on October 19.Well, anyone can make a mistake....
Ms Patel initially told The Argus she did not want to comment but did say the blue badge use was "an accident" and "a human thing".See, it's easy to do, and what's the big deal, anyway?
The 40-year-old, who confirmed she used to work for Nationwide Building Society, said her day in court was "a very hard day", adding, "It's not [like] I killed someone."She's learned her lesson, and...
She was previously prosecuted for misuse of a blue badge on May 15 last year when she was given a £300 fine and ordered to pay £350 costs and a £30 victim surcharge./facepalm
A friend of Ms Patel, who did not want to be named, said: "She's really distressed. She has a lot of things going on in her life. She's obviously upset."Well, clearly! Time to relieve her of some of the things she finds so confusing. Like access to Blue Badges.
Pretending to be disabled in order to proffer a beggars bowl is not a typical British trait...oh, just hang on a mo...
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