Brother and sister jailed over driving test fraud
SUFFOLK: A brother and sister have been jailed after a nationwide driving test scam – resulting in nearly 90 phoney passes – was foiled in Suffolk.
Ipswich Crown Court heard investigators, suspicious that impersonators were being employed by test candidates, had been monitoring Bury St Edmunds test centre.
On October 20 last year a car driven by Vishal Aggarwal, 35, arrived with his sister Vanita, 32. She went into the building and produced a driving licence issued to another woman after saying she had booked a test.
The siblings were arrested and admitted the fraud.
The court heard similar tests had taken place at other centres including Watford, Reading, and Salisbury.
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Jailing Vishal Aggarwal for 30 months and his sister for nine months, Judge Michael Carroll said the offending was made worse by reciprocal arrangements which allowed holders of UK driving licences to obtain licences in other EU countries.
The two defendants admitted conspiracy to commit fraud by deception by making false representation. Vishal Aggarwal also pleaded guilty to possession of false identity documents with intent after being caught with a fake Greek passport.
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