License fraud in western Canada leads to trial

| 4/4/2006

A Canadian man is on trial on 10 charges of committing driver’s license fraud in the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia.

A provincial employee told the courts that at least 167 drivers, including truckers, took advantage of an interprovincial agreement to obtain licenses.

Authorities said they have linked Sukhjeet “Steve” Singh Sall, 43, to 70 of the bogus licenses, according to the Calgary Sun newspaper.

Authorities called the form of fraud a “quick flip,” in which a licensee from British Columbia would move to Alberta and get an Alberta permit, illegally upgrade it to Class 1, and then move back to British Columbia and swap it for a full license there.

The trial is scheduled to continue until Friday, April 7.