More checks have been carried out to make sure blue badge permits for disabled parking are being used correctly across Central Bedfordshire.
In one day last week the Council made checks on 124 badges, nine of those were being used without the badge holder present.
The council says if they're being misused, they will prosecute.
It comes as a Dunstable woman has this week been convicted of wrongful use of a disabled badge.
The woman was in a disabled parking bay for blue badge holders in Ashton Square Car Park in Dunstable.
Officers were carrying out spot checks in November 2017 and approached the woman to check her badge details. She admitted the badge was in her partner's name and that she had dropped him off elsewhere while she did some shopping and was to collect him from another location.
She pleaded guilty and was ordered to pay costs of £250 and a victim surcharge of £20 and now has a criminal record.
The council says if you suspect anyone is illegally using a blue badge, call 0300 300 8035