A man has been jailed for taking driving theory tests for people while disguising himself by wrapping a bandage around his head.
Twenty-eight-year-old Izmir Senaj came up with a number of excuses to try and explain why he needed to wear the bandages after appearing at DVLA test centres across the UK while pretending to be someone else to sit their tests.
Senaj's scam was eventually rumbled by a staff member at a test centre in Swindon who recognised him as a wanted man following an appeal, the Metro reports.
Appearing at Swindon Crown Court, Senaj pleaded guilty to four counts of fraud and was handed a two-years-and-four month jail term.
Judge Jason Taylor QC said: "Your actions show a callous disregard for the system which is designed to ensure that only those qualified to drive safely get behind the wheel of a car.
"This could have had significant consequences both for road users and pedestrians and therefore my public duty requires me to reflect that."
The judge also told the court Senaj had been jailed twice before for driving test fraud and had actually carried out his latest crimes while on licence.
The court heard Senaj had attended four test centres in the south of England where he sat tests for other people.
He arrived at a test centre in Eastbourne on 11 October 2018 wearing a bandage around his head and a plaster on his nose.
He told the receptionist he had been working on a building site and was hit with some scaffolding, before handing over a provisional licence in the name of another man and sitting the test - which he passed.
On 16 October, he told the receptionist at Hastings DVLA test centre he had fallen off a ladder.
He was turned away from a test centre in Harlow after staff refused to believe that he was the same man as the one who appeared on the provisional licence he attempted to hand over.
Senaj was eventually caught on 24 January 2019, when an eagle-eyed member of staff at a Swindon test centre saw him and recognised him from a wanted poster that had been issued to DVLA staff.
She told Senaj he could take the test, while secretly calling the police to come and arrest him.
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