New York (WALK) - It seems the SAT isn't the only test people have cheated on recently, according to prosecutors.
Two men from Long Island are among 19 people who've been busted in a scheme to cheat on the test taken to get a commercial driver's license. According to prosecutors, the suspects include people who paid between $1,400 and $4,000 to get test answers in advance. In other cases, the tests were taken by others, similar to the recent SAT scandal that saw students paying imposters to take the college entrance exam for them.
Jackson Gilles of Westbury and Michael Cayo of Valley Stream are among several suspects who allegedly cheated on the test when it was given at state Department of Motor Vehicles offices in Massapequa, Queens and Manhattan. Other suspects include security guards who worked for contractors out of DMV offices.
In one version of the scam at the DMV office in Massapequa, ringleaders allegedly handed out pencils with test answers carved into them. Cheaters found out about the operation by word of mouth, authorities say.
A commercial driver's license is required to drive large vehicles like school buses or trucks hauling hazardous materials. Prosecutors say the cheating undermined the security of local roads.
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