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