The DMV cited 241 people across California Wednesday during a crackdown on people fraudulently using disability license plates and placards.
The DMV said 15 people were cited in the Sacramento area and 43 people were busted in Central California region, which includes Stockton.
"Fraudulent use of disabled placards is a disservice to legitimate placard owners who really need the parking privilege," DMV Chief Deputy Director Jean Shiomoto said. "The DMV will confiscate a placard of a legitimate owner if it's being used by others."
Investigators scoured high volume areas, like shopping malls, business districts, universities and colleges, to find drivers illegally using the disability placards.
The citations are misdemeanors with fine ranging from $250 to $1,000 for a first offense; repeat offenders could pay up to $3,500.