Four Leicestershire people in court for alleged driving test fraud
Four people from Leicestershire have appeared in court in connection with an alleged conspiracy to corruptly obtain driving licences.
The defendants were among 15 people, aged between 25 and 54, who were granted unconditional bail following a brief hearing at Birmingham Magistrates' Court.
No pleas were taken from the 11 men and four women, who were charged following a joint investigation between Warwickshire Police and the Driving Standards Agency.
The inquiry, which focused on a driving test centre in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, led to 39 people having their driving licences revoked.
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Bushra Chugtai (54) of Roehampton Drive, Wigston, and Andrew Cursley (45) of St Nicolas Road, Nuneaton, are each charged with five counts of conspiracy to defraud.
Mubarak Fasal ( 38) of Southdown Road, Spinney Hills, Leicester; Mahomed Ibrahim, 51, of Evington Lane, Leicester; Saadit Ali (25) of St Helens Place, Leyton, London; Zakia Hanif (45) and Mohammed Ditta (46) both of Red Rose Crescent, Manchester; Shahida Naveed (41) and Mohammad Ali (48) both of Somerby Road, Barking, London; Asiya Sidat (34) and Mahmad Sidat (32) both of Broomsdale Road, Batley, West Yorkshire; Javed Iqbal (36) of MacFarren Street, Longsight, Manchester; Haviz Ghani (40) of Nigel Road, Forest Gate, London; and Raza Ur Rehman (41) of Birchdale Road, Forest Gate; are all charged with one count of conspiracy to defraud.
Mujaffar Patel, 30, of Copdale Road, Evington, Leicester, faces a single count of perverting the course of justice.
The case against all the defendants was sent to Birmingham Crown Court, where a further hearing will take place on May 8.