The mayor of a city in Florida has been accused of using the disabled parking badges of two dead people.

Authorities said that they had received tip-offs that 60-year-old Teresa Darlene Bradley, the mayor of Davenport in Florida, had been parking in disabled spaces at city hall.

Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff's Office said that they had seen Bradley park in a disabled parking spot before putting up a disabled permit. She then allegedly removed the permit when she returned to her car.

"We expect our elected officials to set the proper example," Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said, according to ABC Action News.

"She not only violated the law, she embarrassed the citizens of Davenport with her illegal conduct."

Authorities said that a video was obtained showing Bradley exiting a vehicle parked in a disabled spot without assistance before taking a large suitcase from the boot and entering city hall, according to WPBF.

Two disabled permits were found during a search of Bradley's residence, the channel reported. Both allegedly belonged to people who had been deceased for a number of years - one had died in 2012 while the other had died in 2015.

Online jail records show that Bradley faces charges of unlawful use of a handicapped placard, possession of an altered decal and criminal use of a deceased person's ID. WPBF reported that she had been booked and released on a $2,250 bond.