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Young Drivers Warned Over Forged Documents
August 13, 2012
Fraudulent vehicle and MOT documents found in the Stockton and Durham area have sparked concerns that they may have spread further afield.
Following the discovery of fraudulent vehicle and MOT documentation the police are warning young drivers looking to buy their first car to be cautious. A vehicle without a valid MOT certificate or road tax could invalidate their young drivers insurance.
Commenting on the case PC Lee Benson said:
"We want to make people aware of the ongoing scam and to make them wary that when buying cars, especially old cars, they need to be vigilant and check the documents thoroughly."
He added that drivers should visit the Direct.gov.uk website and enter the digits on the MOT certificate to ensure that it is genuine.
The discovery of these documents has lead to the arrest of a 38 year old man in Middlesbrough on suspicion of forgery with intent to deceive. He has subsequently been bailed pending further enquiries.