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.

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.

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.