Man jailed for Bluetooth theory test fraud in Milton Keynes

A man was sentenced to 32 months in prison for theory test fraud last week - including one incident in Milton Keynes.

Tuesday, 21st June 2016, 5:35 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:13 pm
Sarbjit Singh

In April 2016 investigators from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) assisted by West Mercia Police, attended Worcester driver theory test centre and arrested Sarbjit Singh for attempting to take a driving theory test by way of fraud.

During questioning Singh, from Rowley Regis, was linked to other incidences of theory test Bluetooth fraud at test centres including Milton Keynes, Harrogate, Stratford, Cheltenham, Builth Wells and Worcester.

He was charged with 10 offences of fraud by false representation for each theory test undertaken and one count of obstructing police, which related to giving false details to police regarding his identity.

“Although instances of Bluetooth fraud are rare in relation to the 1.8m theory tests which are taken each year, DVSA continues to take them seriously, and work closely with the police to bring offenders to justice,” said DVSA’s Head of Counter Fraud, Andy Rice.

“This sentence sends out a clear message that those who put road users and the public at risk by cheating the driving test process, will be pursued and prosecuted.”