Garage Boss Jailed for Helping Clients Avoid Speeding Tickets

Apart from his earnings resulting from repairing costs, a garage boss thought of an interesting way to increase his revenues.

According to Daily Mail, Abdul Musa was sentenced to prison for 16 months after “helping” his clients escape speeding tickets in case they were trapped by speed cameras. When motorists received speeding fines, the Muslim garage boss informed the authorities he had been driving at the time. His perfect excuse was that he has been fixing their cars when the fine was incurred so, in this way he managed to fool the authorities over 100 times.

Certainly Musa wasn't doing this favor for free, his clients being charged at least £200 for putting the blame on him. More importantly though is that the shrewd mechanic managed to earn £24,000 with his scam.

Eventually Musa was banned from driving for repeatedly failing to produce his license to be endorsed. However, his scam went even farther. He started using variations of his name to provide his details, using his home address. While authorities were trying to contact each false identity, time passed and cases had to be dropped.

But it was only a matter of time until authorities figured out what was happening an consequently, the 48-year-old garage boss was sent to jail for 16 months, while 11 of his clients were ordered to do community service and were banned from driving for 40 weeks. The ironic part is that many of his clients didn't even risk a ban since most had been less than 100 mph over the speed limit and only faced a a £60 fine together with three penalty points.

“The remarkable thing about this case is that the drivers went to great lengths to avoid points on a driving license, even though many had no points or any previous dealing with the criminal justice system,” judge Pamela Badley told him.

“It goes to show that when temptation is put before someone to break the rules, they can go ahead without thinking of the consequences,” she added.

Authorities regard his sentence as a powerful example for those who use any sort of scams to avoid the rule of law. In this way, they hope to discourage other motorists to do the same.
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