NEW YORK — More than 30 people have been indicted on charges they used forged parking placards to illegally park in New York City.

Prosecutors say the drivers used the fake placards to get around City parking regulations. Some of their luxury vehicles even blocked parking for the disabled.

Prosecutors say the fake placards were also observed in vehicles parked outside the headquarters of the Department of Investigation, one of several agencies that conducted the probe.

The investigation found that fake parking placards were selling on the black market for as much as $2600. The seized placards displayed various agencies and entities, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The individuals were arrested Tuesday on charges including criminal possession of a forged instrument, offering a false instrument for filing and criminal impersonation.

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