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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.

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

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