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Police: PennDOT workers misused disability parking placards

May 2, 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say a state Transportation Department employee stole a disability parking placard from work, and an investigation found other PennDOT employees have misused the permits.

State police said Thursday that after being asked to investigate by PennDOT’s risk management office, they concluded the Harrisburg woman stole the placard and used it to park in spaces reserved for the disabled at her workplace.

She’s being charged with theft and misuse of the placard. A district court employee says charging documents aren’t yet public.

Investigators say they also determined seven other PennDOT employees were misusing disability parking placards issued to their friends or family members.

PennDOT communications director Erin Waters-Trasatt says she can’t discuss personnel matters, but the agency takes seriously its overnight of disability parking placards.