April 17, 2009

Driving Test Fraudster Convicted

A Driving test impersonator was joined in the dock at Luton Crown Court by the candidates with whom he had conspired to impersonate.

After a long investigation by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) and police, Mr Hameed of Luton was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment. The court heard that he had carried out over 40 theory test impersonations in 18 month period.

Candidates Mr Hameed falsely represented were also in court having been convicted on charges of conspiracy.

Judge Burk at Luton Crown Court said the imprisonment of the fraudsters was intended to act as a deterrent to others who conduct impersonations at driving tests.

Simon Bush of Britannia Driving School said: “Fraudster who impersonate driving tests present a real risk to all road users as they provide an entitlement to drive to those who have not been assessed to show that they are competent to do so.

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