Monday, May 26, 2008

Police Catch Polish Test Fraudsters

Two young men from the north-eastern city of Bialystok face up to three years' in prison after one of them got caught taking the matura school leaving exam for his friend last week. The examination board became suspicious when the 20-year-old presented an ID with a picture that did not look like him and called the police.

“The man admitted that his two-years-older friend had talked him into it,” said local police spokesman Jacek Dobrzynski.

Apparently the 22-year-old wanted to retake the test to get into a better university programme and asked his “genius” friend to take the test for him to increase his chances. Both men, whose names were not released, stand accused of making false statements in an official situation.