By Jennifer Leighfield • 15 March 2021 • 1:16
TWO men, aged 42 and 56, were arrested in the towns of El Saler and Requena, for allegedly cheating on their theoretical driving tests.
They were reportedly hiding a mobile phone in their clothes and using an earpiece.
The National Police report that they have been charged with document falsification for trying to cheat on the test by getting external help so they would mark the correct answers.
Staff at Valencia Provincial Traffic Headquarters knew that they had tried on other occasions to cheat on the theoretical part of the driving test and alerted the National Police.
The police verified that the two men, who speak very little Spanish had gone to the exam with electronic devices attached to their bodies.
Before carrying out the test, they stuck mobile phones under their shirts and made holes in the shirts so the phone cameras could focus on the exams.
The images were sent to a device on their arm which transmitted them to someone outside who gave them the answer through an earpiece so tiny that it was not visible from the outside.
One of the detainees had to go to the doctor to have it removed from his external auditory canal.
Official reports suggest that, people who help others who don’t speak Spanish to cheat on driving tests are paid up to €2,000 for their services.
One of the men had a police record for driving without a license. One of them appeared in court while the other was released after being warned of the legal obligation to appear when required to do so.
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Jennifer Leighfield, born in Salisbury, UK; resident in Malaga, Spain since 1989. Degree in Translation and Interpreting in Spanish, French and English from Malaga University (2005), specialising in Crime, Forensic Medicine and Genetics.
Published translations include three books by Richard Handscombe. Worked with Euro Weekly News since November 2006. Well-travelled throughout Spain and the rest of the world, fan of Harry Potter and most things ‘geek’.
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