Parking fraudster fined

20 December 2018

A resident of Hammersmith and Fulham who used a fake Kensington and Chelsea resident parking permit has to pay £1,000 following a case at Westminster Magistrates Court.

Mr Alexander Bond of Archel Road, W14 pleaded guilty under the Road Traffic Regulation Act to knowingly manufacturing and displaying a fake residents parking permit for Royal Kensington and Chelsea. His vehicle was found displaying this permit in May of this year.  In mitigation he said: “he made a stupid decision against the backdrop of financial difficulties”.

Cllr Will Pascall, Lead Member for Streets and Transport at Kensington and Chelsea, said: “We are determined to ensure residents and visitors can park in the borough. People like Mr Bond, who abuse the system, make it harder for everyone and we will take action to stop this. I hope this conviction sends out a clear message to any potential fraudsters.”

The case came about following the action of an eagle-eyed parking attendant who informed the Council’s Parking Fraud Team who had the car impounded.

Mr Bond was fined £307 and ordered to pay costs of £640 and a victim surcharge of £30 which must be paid by the end of January 2019.