Tag Archives : South West Anti Fraud Service


Plymouth woman ordered to pay more than £700 for social housing fraud

A woman who lied about rent arrears of £1700 has been prosecuted by Plymouth City Council for social housing fraud. Katrina Sturtridge – aged 26, of Lower Polsham Road, Paignton, TQ3 2AU admitted to Plymouth Magistrates on Monday 20 February that she had lied to the Council on two occasions (on 10th September and 9 […]


Man who illegally used his late father’s Blue Badge sentenced by Plymouth Magistrates

A man who illegally used his deceased father’s Blue Badge to get free parking has been prosecuted by Plymouth City Council’s Corporate Fraud Team. Richard Rhodes from Crowthers Hill, Dartmouth pleaded guilty to using his late father’s Blue Badge to park in Lockyer Street on 28 September 2015 (his father died in March 2015). He […]


Two prosecuted for Disabled Blue Badge Fraud

Two people have been prosecuted by Plymouth City Council’s Corporate Fraud Team for Disabled Blue Badge fraud. Jocelyn Ruffle, of Chudleigh Road, Plymouth pleaded guilty at Plymouth Magistrates on Tuesday 22 November to using the Blue Badge that belonged to her deceased husband Peter Ruffle to park in Tavistock Place in October 2015. She was […]