Serial Fraudster charged £1.5k to sit Driving Theory Tests

Serial fraudster Satwinder Singh sat theory tests for at least 36 learner drivers, travelling up and down England.

Serial Fraudster took Theory Tests for 36 Learner Drivers f

Singh accepted he had meant to deceive staff

Satwinder Singh sat at least 36 driving theory tests for learner drivers up and down England, charging up to £1,500 each.

The 34-year-old from Swansea spent four years taking the theory tests for non-English speakers. The test itself costs £23.

The Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) even issued pictures of Singh to test centres as a warning while he travelling to various test sites across the country.

Singh was trying to take an exam on June 6, 2023, when he was recognised and arrested.

He was holding a driving licence under the name of Amritpal Singh.

Singh admitted offences of impersonating test candidates for payment at Pearson and Reed test centres.

He admitted also to possessing an article (the driving licence) for use in fraud.

Singh accepted he had meant to deceive staff into thinking he was Amritpal Singh so he could take the test under his name.

Singh also asked for 35 similar offences to be considered before his sentencing.

He had targeted test centres in Manchester, Sheffield Southgate, Oxford, Aylesbury, Guildford, Staines and Bristol.

Magistrates in Reading, Berkshire, sent his case to crown court for sentencing.

He was bailed on the condition that he does not attend any Reeds or Pearson driving theory test centres.

The DVSA released CCTV footage stills, showing Singh going into test centres to pose as candidates.

Singh faces up to 10 years in prison.

There have been numerous cases of fraudsters sitting driving theory tests on behalf of others.

In July 2022, Inderjeet Kaur was jailed for eight months after she sat 150 driving tests for other people.

Swansea Crown Court heard that she sat theory and practical tests across the UK, including in Swansea, Birmingham and London.

Kaur carried out the fraud for women of Asian descent who could not speak or read English and most of whom had previously failed their driving tests at least once.

The mother-of-one was paid up to £800 a time in exchange.

Two candidates from Yorkshire had asked to sit their tests in Llanelli.

Another occasion saw Kaur turn up at 9:15 am unstressed for her test at 9:19 am and comfortably passed.

Kaur was arrested in May 2021 and she admitted to impersonating 150 people, telling police she had been tempted by the money.

In a prepared statement, Kaur said she charged £700 for theory tests and £800 for practical tests.

After sentencing, the DVSA said that drivers who secured licences fraudulently through Kaur are expected to have them revoked.

Dhiren is a journalism graduate with a passion for gaming, watching films and sports. He also enjoys cooking from time to time. His motto is to “Live life one day at a time.”

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