Court clerk in motorist scam trial

August 23, 2013 | By | In News

A court clerk from Liverpool is on trial after allegedly helping over 70 motorists to escape driving bans in return for cash payments.

47-year-old David Kelly ran the scam from his Liverpool Magistrates’ Court office, Preston Crown Court heard.

He stands accused of perverting the course of justice alongside four motorists alleged to have used his services. He denies the charge.

The court heard how Kelly would fax documents purported to be from the court, to the DVLA requesting alterations to licences, including the removal of convictions and penalty points.

The scam was alleged to have ran from 2004 to 2010.

The fraud initially came to light in 2008 when the DVLA became suspicious of documents Kelly was forwarding. He escaped any lengthy investigation after blaming anomalies on a clerical error.

However he was eventually caught in 2010 after some of the fraudulent request forms were discovered in a confidential waste bin, the jury heard.

The trial continues.

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