Fraudster jailed after repeatedly failing the driving tests he was paid to take
A fraudster has been jailed after he pleaded guilty to charging learners hundreds of pounds to sit their driving tests. To make matters worse, the 35-year-old repeatedly failed the exam, and even took tests when he was banned from driving.
Gageen Preet Singh, an Indian national, received up to £800 for each bungled attempt at passing the exam, and employed an array of disguises to impersonate his clients.
Singh had already served eight months for the same offence last year, but restarted his nationwide campaign the moment he was released.
The Surrey resident failed tests in the south east, London, Bristol and the Midlands before he was apprehended at his home in West Drayton. Police discovered £56,000 in cash at the address.
Yesterday Singh was sentenced to 14 months after he pleaded guilty to nine counts of fraud by false representation and six counts of driving while disqualified.
According to The Telegraph, Judge Susan Matthews QC expressed surprise at Singh's awful record despite repeatedly receiving money to pass the tests. She subsequently banned him for two years.