A high ranking employee at a major international company who faked documents so that she could obtain parking permits when she lived in White City must pay £8,500.

Rachael Becker, an associate director at pharmaceutical giants Johnson & Johnson, provided false and altered documentation in her permit applications to Hammersmith and Fulham Council, where she claimed she lived in Old Oak Common Lane.

Following an investigation by council officers, she was fined after admitting to two counts of fraud and two counts of forgery and counterfeiting.

The 36-year-old obtained the permits for an address in Old Oak Common Lane to conceal her actual address, Isleworth Crown Court heard.

This enabled her to use a parking space that was sufficiently close to her actual home, but could have been used by a genuine permit holder.

The court was told Becker had provided false and altered documentation in her permit applications to the council, and implied her home address was in Old Oak Common Lane.

Once she became aware of the council’s fraud investigation she changed her address records at Johnson & Johnson in October 2015, in a bid to cover her tracks.

Becker, who now lives in Aspen Close, Ealing, was arrested in February this year, and sentenced on October 30.

She was fined £250 for each of the four offences and offence and ordered to pay court costs of £7,592.

Wesley Harcourt, head of environment, transport and residents’ services at the council, said: “We will always take the most robust action against those who try to use fraud to deceive the system.

'Severe warning to anyone who thinks they can cheat the system'

“This hefty sentencing should serve as a warning to anyone who thinks they can cheat the system to get an advantage over residents who pay their fair share to park in the borough.”

Anyone who suspects a case of fraud against H&F Council can call 020 8753 1273.

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