Two men were handed custodial
sentences for their part in obtaining driving licences for
others through deception - 1st September 2008
Standards Agency (DSA) has continued its success against
fraudsters who increase innocent people’s chances of being hurt
in a road accident by sitting the practical driving test on
behalf of other people. Two men were jailed during August for
conspiracy to obtain driving test pass certificates through
Charles Egonye aged 38 from Stondon Park,
London pleaded guilty to charges that he had sat the practical
driving test for 18 people from February 2004 through March
2006. He was sentenced to 12 months in prison.
Christopher Reid aged 34 from Forest Hill, London used his
credit card and car to assist Charles Egonye carry out his
deception and was described in court as a 'facilitator'. He
received a sentence of six months in prison.
should be praised for its tough stance against anyone who
attempts to obtain driving qualifications for others. If driving
licenses are obtained for unqualified drivers this significantly
increases the chances of them being involved in a
not only risking their own life but also other innocent road
users adult and children alike.
Public safety and the
driving tests integrity must be preserved and the DSA stays
committed to prosecuting anyone who breaks the law.
cases reported to the DSA are investigated with close
collaboration with the Police and criminal justice agencies to
bring offenders to justice.
Not only does a driving
license allow people to drive, they are also used in the UK as
proof of identity and can be used for credit purposes.
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