Three men arranged for impersonators to sit their theory driving tests in order to illegally obtain a full licence, a court heard.
Hairdresser Firoz Amalsadi, factory worker Manjit Singh and shop owner Fahim Mohammadzeh, tried to “dupe” the DVLA to avoid doing the test.
Wolverhampton Crown Court heard Amalsadi took his theory exam on eight previous occasions but failed each time.
He paid a “corrupt” driving instructor £1,233 to sit it on his behalf in Hull on June 21, 2010. He later went on to pass the practical test and obtain the full licence.
Mohammadzeh claimed a man in a supermarket offered to sit the test for him.
Mr Mohammed Afzal, prosecuting, said the same credit card was used to pay for the tests booked for Singh and Mohammadzeh.
Amalsadi, aged 38, of Rooker Avenue, Parkfields, and Mohammadzeh, aged 37, of Powell Street, Park Village, admitted conspiracy to commit fraud. Singh, aged 39, of Whitehouse Crescent, Ashmore Park, earlier denied the same charge but was found guilty by jurors.
Amalsadi was given a four-month prison term suspended for two years, 100 hours unpaid work and £500 costs; Singh was handed a six-month sentence suspended for two years, 150 hours unpaid work and £750 fine; Mohammadzeh was given a four-month sentence suspended for two years, 100 hours unpaid work and £1,000 costs.