Tag Archives : fraud


Bus pass fraud man fined

An Eggbuckland man who attempted to get a free bus ride by using his mum’s concessionary travel pass has been ordered to pay a total of £230 by Plymouth magistrates. The 26-year-old pleaded guilty to three offences under the Public Service Vehicles Regulations 1990 and one offence contrary to the Fraud Act. He was fined […]


Failure to declare leads to court

People claiming single person’s discount on their Council Tax are being warned to tell the council if someone moves in – or they could end up in court. The discount entitles people to 25 per cent off their Council Tax but failure to declare another person living with them could cost them time, money and […]


Plymouth woman found guilty of defrauding council of £30,000

A woman has been found guilty of defrauding Plymouth City Council of more than £30,000. Barbara Jones, 46, of Compton Knoll Close, Plymouth, admitted 7 counts of dishonestly supplying the Council with untrue or misleading information in order to make a gain for herself and cause a loss to the Public Purse. Her husband Andrew […]


Beware of Blue Badge websites

We are warning Blue Badge applicants and holders to beware of websites charging for help with their application or renewal. One resident paid £49 for help filling out a Blue Badge form – something that is available free through the Council. Councillor Brian Vincent, Cabinet Member for Streetscene, said: “If you are renewing or applying for a Blue […]