Stupid Criminal Failed Driving Tests He Was Paid To PassAugust 15, 2010
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results” – Albert Einstein
Someone should’ve put this quote in front of Gageen Preet Singh. It would’ve made him a better criminal. Singh’s grand plan was to charge £800 a time to take driving tests for other people, which he did between April and June this year. A great idea, though you’d have to wonder why these people couldn’t have used the £800 they gave to Singh to have extra lessons, making sure they’d pass, but anyway. He even had a collection of hats, moustaches and a wig for disguise. So far, so devious.
Unfortunately, the plan unravelled, and here’s how: 1) he used his own car for every test he took and 2) He failed five out of the eight tests in Bristol, Derby, Portsmouth, as well as Hendon and Hayes in London. The fact that he carried out six of the tests while banned for drink driving, and that ironically, he managed to fail five of them despite charging for a ‘professional service’, was not lost on the judge at Guildford Crown Court. He was only stopped when Driving Standards Agency staff became suspicious and prevented him from taking a test in Morden. £56,000 was found in his flat, as well the Mini that gave him away. He will now be languishing at Her Majesty’s pleasure for 14 months, then deported.
It was also reported that Singh was jailed for eight months in October last year for trying the same scam.
I’ll leave you to decide where he fits in the gene pool.