More than 100 learner permits revoked for fraud

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Galway Daily news Learner Permits fraud

More than 100 people were found to have fraudulently obtained learner permits by using an impersonator to take the driver theory test.

Gardaí have arrested one woman today as a result of an ongoing investigation into persons suspected to be involved in fraudulently obtaining driver Learner Permits.

The investigation by the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau has been ongoing since March 2021.

During numerous search operations, it was identified that 124 impersonation incidents occurred which resulted in a total of 114 third parties applying for and successfully obtaining learner permits.

In some cases, the third parties reported they paid up to €2,500 for the services of an impersonator and the resultant Driver Theory Test Certificate.

All 114 parties have been identified by the RSA, and have had the Learner Permits arising from these frauds voided and revoked.

The woman, aged in her 40s was arrested this morning and is due to appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice.