SAAQ employee fired for allegedly taking bribes

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Quebec's automobile insurance board says it has fired an employee for allegedly accepting bribes in return for helping 90 prospective drivers cheat on their tests.

The board and provincial police allege the government employee was helping people with their theory and practical tests in exchange for money.

A police spokesman says five people have been arrested, including the employee who was fired today.

They face charges of fraud and breach of trust.

The employee was based in Laval.

The auto insurance board says the 90 people who obtained their permits through the alleged bribes will have them suspended or will have to retake the tests.

It also says it has a zero-tolerance policy in such matters and that an internal investigation was launched as soon as it was informed of the alleged fraud.

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  1. Paul posted on 05/28/2014 01:11 PM
    I suggest they review their motorcycle license driving permits that they have been issuing. I was offered a permit for $1500 if I wanted it right away without having to take the course. This should be easy to verify. I took the course anyway and I am glad I did.
  2. Manu posted on 05/28/2014 01:45 PM
    "The board and provincial police allege the government employee was helping people with their theory and practical tests in exchange for money."

    Isn't this just tutoring? It doesn't sound like any cheating or exam result tampering occurred.
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