Parking investigators’ court successes

14 November 2019

Written by: Lambeth Council

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Lambeth Council has prosecuted a driver who tried to dodge parking fines, speeding tickets and paying for car insurance by registering her vehicle in various different names and addresses.

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Parking investigators’ court successes

Natalie Pamela Henry, 35, of two registered addresses at Milton Avenue, London, East Ham and Brion Place, Poplar pleaded guilty to fraud by misrepresentation in relation to five offences.

She was sentenced at Inner London Crown Court on October 23 and handed a 12-month suspended prison sentence and 20-day rehabilitation activity requirement,  and ordered to pay a £140 victim surcharge.

The prosecution followed a complex investigation by the council, that involved contacting various other London boroughs, an insurance company and a number of other people whose names Henry had used to commit the fraud.

In a second, separate case, a man who used illegally altered One Day Visitor scratch cards and then falsely appealed the resulting parking tickets has also been prosecuted by Lambeth Council.

Joao Marques, 44, of Flaxman Road, Loughborough Junction, plead guilty at Inner London Crown Court on October 21 to two counts of fraud and sentenced to 300 hours of community service and £600 towards the cost of bringing the prosecution.

Word from the council

A Lambeth Council spokesperson said: “These cases have been successfully prosecuted despite the lengths some offenders will go to in committing parking offences. The council’s investigators have gone to great lengths in uncovering the truth behind the false claims that were made.

“Their efforts illustrate that Lambeth Council refuses to tolerate parking fraud in the borough and is committed to catching those who criminally abuse the system that is in place for the good of all our residents.”