A SANDHURST school secretary has fallen foul of Ken Livingstone's congestion charge - yet she's never driven in London.

Mrs Gill Milstead was working at Crowthorne primary school on the day she was alleged to have been driving along the Old Kent Road.

According to Transport For London officers, her Renault Megane - X773FDP - was caught on camera at lunchtime on Tuesday last week.

They sent her an £80 "fine" notice for failing to pay the £5 daily fee to drive through the city.

"I was speechless when I opened the envelope and found the penalty notice inside," said Mrs Milstead at her home in Moray Avenue, College Town.

"I've never ever driven in London…I only know where the Old Kent Road is on the Monopoly board."

Explaining that she had never "done anything wrong" in her life, she said she felt humiliated and upset at being accused of trying to dodge the congestion charge.

And as much as she would like to drive to London, she is prevented from doing so by a chronic back problem. "It just adds to the insult," said Mrs Milstead.

She has appealed to Transport For London to scrap the fine, and has enclosed a letter from the head teacher of her school confirming that she was at work during the time in question.

"I'm glad this didn't happen during the school holidays, because I would then have had a job proving where I was," she said.

Her husband, Tony, who runs an advertising design company, is equally angry and described Ken Livingstone's scheme as a farce.

He fears his wife received the penalty notice because a motorist has doctored their number plate to avoid the congestion charge.

"If they are driving round with a number plate which appears to be the same as my wife's, then these notices will keep dropping through our letterbox," he said.

A Transport for London spokeswoman said: "We have already had one or two similar cases which are going through the appeal process.

"If this lady provides evidence that she wasn't in London, then there should be no problem in rescinding the notice."

Later she said Mrs Milstead's complaint was being discussed with Capita, the firm that administrates the processing of the scheme. It was expected to be sorted out quickly.