A woman will be tagged and under curfew for two months and has been ordered to pay more than £2,000 after she was caught fraudulently using a Blue Badge.

According to court documents, Arabella Rose, of Shobden Road, Tottenham, parked in a disabled parking space in Cranbrook Road, Wood Green, on multiple occasions in 2022.

Haringey Council said its officers used a handheld device system to identify that the badge was being misused to avoid parking fees.

At a hearing at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court last month, the 26-year-old was sentenced to a community order after pleading guilty to fraud by false representation.

She must wear an electronic tag until March 18 as part of a two-month curfew, and will have to take part in 15 days of community service.

The fraudster was also ordered to pay costs of £1,990 and a victim surcharge of £114.

Cllr Seema Chandwani, Haringey’s cabinet member for resident services and tackling inequality, said: “The misuse of Blue Badge fraud will not be tolerated in our borough.

“Legitimate owners of these badges deserve their eligible benefits, yet these rights are unjustly stripped away when badges are stolen.”

She added: “As shown with this case, legal action will be taken, and consequences will be given.”

In 2023, a total of 244 Blue Badges were seized due to fraudulent use in the borough.

Haringey Council could not confirm whether the badge in this case was stolen or being used fraudulently in another way.