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Cops: Brooklyn man took driver’s license test for another person

Mario Gedeon, 64, of Brooklyn, was arrested Monday,

Mario Gedeon, 64, of Brooklyn, was arrested Monday, April 24, 2017, and charged in a scheme to take a state driver's license test for another person. Photo Credit: NCPD

A Brooklyn man has been accused of taking a state driver’s license test for another person, Nassau County police said.

Mario Gedeon, 64, was arrested Monday and charged with falsifying business records and offering a false instrument for filing after he went to the Department of Motor Vehicles office in Bethpage to take a test for a motorcycle license, police said.

Gedeon, who has a driver’s license, had gone to the same office on April 14 with two other people, police said.

They were spotted switching paperwork, and a DMV worker recognized Gedeon as a man who had been in the office several times during the past year, police said.

All three left, but Gedeon returned Monday to take another test and was recognized by a DMV investigator, who notified officers from the crimes against property squad, police said.

Gedeon was arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead, where bail was set $5,000 bond or $3,000 cash.

DMV spokesman Joseph Morrissey said Tuesday in an emailed statement, “We do not comment on any pending criminal matters.”

With Lisa Irizarry

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