UK fraudster jailed for disguising himself to sit other people's driving tests

Senaj has been jailed for two years.
Senaj has been jailed for two years. Photo credit: Getty Images

A London fraudster who impersonated other people and took their driving theory tests for them has been jailed for two years after he was recognised from a wanted appeal.

Izmir Senaj, 28, would arrive at testing centres wearing extensive head bandages that concealed his true identity, the Independent reported. He invented excuses for fake head injuries as a way of explaining his disguise.

Senaj would then present another person's provisional driving licence, claiming to be them and take the theory test on their behalf.

He was caught in Swindon when a Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency staff member recognised him from a wanted appeal and contacted the police, the Swindon Advertiser reported. She let him take the test, ensuring he was still there when the police arrived. 

Senaj pleaded guilty to four counts of fraud - a charge he had been convicted of before.

The Swindon Advertiser reported Senaj had been jailed twice for driving test fraud since 2014 and committed the latest offences while 'on licence'.

Being released on licence is a UK system similar to parole where a person is released from prison early but can only live in the community under certain conditions.

In total, Senaj has now received five convictions for 28 offences, including at least 19 counts of driving test fraud.

According to the Independent, Judge Jason Taylor QC said: "Your actions show a callous disregard for the system".

"This could have had significant consequences both for road users and pedestrians and therefore my public duty requires me to reflect that."