Welsh woman jailed for taking more than 150 tests for others over three year period

Welsh woman jailed for taking more than 150 tests for others over three year period
A woman from Llanelli, Carmarthenshire who took more than 150 theory and practical tests for other learner drivers between 2018 and 2020 has been jailed for eight months.

Swansea Crown Court made the ruling after 29 year old Inderjeet Kaur was reported to police by test centres in the area after they grew suspicious that she was impersonating people wanting a licence.

Local police told the court that she was taking tests for people who had difficulty with speaking and reading English in South Wales, Birmingham, and London.

The original investigation was started by Tarian, a regional organised crime team in southern Wales, which was then taken over by the police. She pleaded guilty to the charges filed against her.

Detective Chief Inspector, Steven Maloney, commented: “The crimes Kaur committed put innocent road users at risk by allowing unskilled and dangerous motorists to have seemingly legitimate licences.

“Safety on our roads has always been a priority and arresting those that flaunt the law ensures that we can keep unqualified drivers off the road.

“By working with the DVSA, this complex criminal investigation highlighted the extent of Kaur’s offending which was purely out of greed.”

Following the ruling, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) said that any fraudulently-gained passes for either practical or theory tests would be revoked.

Caroline Hicks from the DVSA said: "Driving and theory tests exist to help ensure people have the correct knowledge, skills and attitude to drive on our roads. Circumventing the tests puts lives in danger.

“We have methods in place to detect test fraud and will come down hard on the people involved. This includes cancelling test passes that have been gained fraudulently.”

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