Brooklyn Driving School Owners Accused Of Running High-Tech DMV Cheating Scheme

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Brooklyn couple is facing federal charges for running a high-tech scheme to beat the DMV. They allegedly rigged the results of hundreds of commercial drivers license tests.

Local, state and federal investigators spent hours at N&Y Professional Service Line driving school in Sunset Park, collecting evidence against the owners Ying Wai Phillip Ng and his wife, Pui Kuen Ng.

Investigators believe the alleged high-tech scam helped hundreds of people pass the multiple choice commercial drivers license test at DMV offices.

The feds say the driving school would equip test takers with a jacket that had a tiny camera and transmitter hidden in the sleeve.  They were also allegedly given a pager set to vibrate and then send them in to take the commercial driver’s license test.

They were given instructions to point the camera at each question and wait.  Outside the DMV, Phillip Ng allegedly waited in a vehicle, monitoring the feed from the camera on a laptop before sending a signal to the pager to vibrate 2, 4 or 6 times, depending on whether the test answer was A B or C.

“This is a crime, has to be a crime,” said one man who spoke to CBS 2’s Tony Aiello.

“It’s shocking —  shocking that somebody took the time to think up an idea like that,” said Flatbush resident John St. Jean.

Investigators said the Ng’s told an undercover they’d been conducted the scheme for ten years. Among the drivers they allegedly helped is Kin Yeu Cheung, a bus driver facing manslaughter charges for an accident last May that killed four people in Virginia.

The Ng’s are charged with mail fraud and the DMV has moved to yank their license to operate.

Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch said the accused put the public at risk in order to line their pockets. The couple charged an undercover agent $1,800 for help passing the test.

Do you think similar schemes are occurring elsewhere?  Shocked by this story?  Share your thoughts in the comments section…

  • Sean K

    FINALLY, an answer to my question of “how do these people get their licenses?”

  • Bullett

    How about……….”I Love You Long Time”………..!

  • rocker90

    why are these type of people allowed to get these teaching licenses?

  • Edde

    Seriously agree with Linda’s comment, I have been driving well over 40 years, and earned by drivers license at age 16 as a junior license holder, but, more recently have seen very bad drivers on the street, who obviously don’t respect or care about the other drivers on the road, and most if not all appear to be of foreign background.

    • Sean K

      The real problem lies with the licensing system in this country. I lived in Europe for several years and compared to most European countries, the US licensing system is a joke. I personally don’t think Asians should be allowed to drive. However, despite the background of the person, getting a license (legally) in this country does not, in the least, mean you know how to drive and properly maneuver a vehicle. I don’t know how it is in other states, but in NYS all you need to do to get a full-fledged driver license is to pass a written test in which most of the questions ask you “what does this sign mean?” and pass a driving test that last 5 minutes. If you ratchet up the licensing system it will force people to become better drivers and also reduce the possibility of cheating your way to owning a driver’s license.

  • You

    Oh and John St. Jean thinks its shocking ……. YEAH RIGHT!!!

  • Linda

    I’m sure it’s happening in other places seeing as how so many illegals have drivers licenses. We need to close all our borders, stop all “imports” and clean up our Country.

    • Robert

      For whatever reason..probably for votes..the politicians don’t want to do anything about the massive influx of illegals taking over this country…if you talk about it you’re demonized as “racist”…

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