The mayor of a small Florida city has been arrested on allegations that she used dead people’s disabled parking permits to park at City Hall.
In November, the sheriff’s office received information that Davenport Mayor Teresa Bradley, 60, was parking in handicapped spots in Davenport City Hall, but was not known to be handicapped or have a placard issued to her, according to Bay 9 News in Tampa.
During the investigation, deputies said they spotted Bradley parking in one of the designated handicapped spots, placing the placard on her mirror before leaving her car, and then removing the placard again once she returned to her car.
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During a search of her home, deputies say they found two handicapped placards issued to different victims, one of whom died in 2012 and the other died in 2015.
“We expect our elected officials to set the proper example. She not only violated the law, she embarrassed the citizens of Davenport with her illegal conduct,” Sheriff Grady Judd said.
Bradley was booked into the Polk County jail and charged with criminal use of deceased person’s ID, possession of altered/counterfeit decal, and unlawful use of handicapped placard.
She was released after posting the $2,250 bond.