Jail sentence for test impersonator

14.08 | 3 September 2010 |

A man who impersonated theory and practical driving test candidates has been sent to prison for 20 months following a joint investigation by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) and Suffolk Police.     

Balbir Singh, from Croydon, appeared at Ipswich Crown Court on 1 September, where he pleaded guilty to 16 offences of fraud by false representation, and asked for a further 12 offences to be taken into consideration.

Andy Rice, head of the DSA’s fraud and integrity team, said: “Driving test impersonation is a serious offence which puts law abiding road users at risk. 

"Cases such as this are rare but we investigate all suspected incidents and work closely with the police to make sure that those responsible are brought to justice.  

"We welcome today’s sentence which shows that those found guilty of driving test fraud will be punished by the courts."

For more information contact the DSA press office on 0115 936 6135.


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