RNC Lay Charges of Fraud in Relation to School Bus Inspections #nltraffic

The RNC have laid charges in connection with fraudulent school bus inspections.

The owner of Roche’s Automotive Services on Brookfield Road in St. John's, Peter Roche, faces 44 criminal charges for Uttering a Forged Document and a single charge of Obstruction. In addition to criminal charges, 88 Highway Traffic Act Summary Offence tickets were issued, and 44 to the business itself.

Service NL conducted inspections of the 44 school buses as part of this investigation and concluded that the buses were not in proper working order.

The owner of the school buses has been advised of the allegations of fraudulent inspections and is not believed to have been involved.