Driver's licence scam busted: ICBC
The Insurance Corporation of B.C. is accusing one of its driving examiners and the owner of a driving school in Richmond of allegedly selling drivers' licences illegally.
ICBC has launched a civil suit against the pair claiming that more than 200 licences may have been issued in the scam.
- LINK: ICBC release
Court documents allege Dragon Driving School owner David Chiu charged clients as much as $8,000 for a guaranteed licence to show that road tests had been taken and passed, when they hadn't.
And ICBC claims that driving examiner Crispine Diaz was paid as much as a quarter of that to issue the licence.
The RCMP say the school had bought out ads in Chinese-language newspapers that promised success in obtaining a driver's licence.
The insurance corporation is also suing 15 of the people who allegedly received the licences fraudulently and has revoked their licences.
Some of those people later got into accidents.
One man wrecked his car twice the first time billing ICBC for over $5,600 and the second time for nearly $9,000. But there were no injuries in either accident.