June 14, 2016 9:58 am
Updated: June 14, 2016 10:42 am

Ontario woman impersonated elderly mother to pass driving test: police

A woman has been charged after allegedly attempting to impersonate her mother to pass a driving test in Ontario.

Vytai Brannan / Global News

An Ontario woman is facing criminal charges after police say she attempted to impersonate her own mother during a recent driving exam.

Police in Smiths Falls, Ont., located about an hour outside of Ottawa, say they were called to a local driving test centre “when the driving instructor became suspicious of a woman who was taking a driving test.”

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As it turned out, the woman had apparently donned a wig, glasses and clothing intended to fool the instructor into believing she was her 73-year-old mother. The suspect, from Kars, Ont., is actually 39 years old, according to police.

She was charged with adult personation with intent and released ahead of her next court date.

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