License Plate Cloning
It's a growing problem in the UK:
"There are different levels of cloning. There is the simple cloning, just stealing a plate to drive into say the Congestion Charge zone or evade a speed camera.
"It ranges up to a higher level which is the car criminal who wants to sell on a stolen car."
Tony Bullock's car was cloned even though his plates were not physically stolen, and he was threatened with prosecution after "his" car was repeatedly caught speeding in Leicester.
He said: "It was horrendous. You are guilty until you can prove you're not. It's the first time that I've thought that English law is on its head."
Metropolitan Police Federation chairman Glen Smyth said the problem has grown because of the amount of camera-based enforcement of traffic offences, which relies on computer records on who owns which car.
Posted on June 11, 2007 at 1:52 PM • 58 Comments