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Saturday 23rd February, 2013 at 10:02 COMMENTS (0)

Six arrested in fraud operation

DSA's Fraud and Integrity team led a raid in Greater London on 20 February as part of a joint operation with the Metropolitan Police. 

A driving test examiner has been arrested as part of an investigation into allegations of bribery, an approved driving instructor and 4 candidates suspected of conspiracy to commit fraud. 

As a result of this operation 100 driving licences are being revoked. 

The arrest is part of a crackdown by the Driving Standards Agency, which has been looking at allegations that the examiner has been charging thousands of pounds for guaranteed passes



Andy Rice, DSA Head of Fraud and Integrity, said afterwards:

"Although rare, when it happens, driving test fraud is a serious offence that puts the lives of innocent road users at risk. 

We have stringent procedures in place to ensure that any fraudulent activity will be detected.  As today's operation demonstrates, we take all allegations extremely seriously and will work with the police to bring offenders to justice. 

The safety of the general public and the integrity of the driving test are paramount."

You can report anything you know about driving test fraud to the Fraud and Integrity team on 0115 936 6051 or email integrity.team@dsa.gsi.gov.uk

 

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