DENVER (CBS4/AP) – The state of Colorado has canceled the driver’s licenses of at least 1,400 people who took tests at the American Driving Academy.

Department of Revenue Spokesman Mark Couch says the licenses were revoked to protect public safety after an ongoing investigation related to an employee of the driving school. He didn’t release details.

The letters went to students instructed by Dennis Sieving. Callan Bechter received a letter saying her license was suspected and must be surrendered.

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Dennis Sieving (credit: Facebook)

“I thought maybe I got a ticket. I was really confused and no one knew why,” Bechter said.

Sieving said that he was contacted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security two months ago and was accused of falsifying paperwork for Burmese students. Sieving denies the allegations.

“It has to do with the foreigners lying about their address when I gave them the test so they think I didn’t give anyone a test in the last 2 years,” Sieving wrote a friend on Facebook.

He recently resigned as a driving instructor, citing health reasons.

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  1. paul says:

    My daughter was affected by this too. What is worse is the DMV response. The letter received gave one day to resolve. Once arrived they had no clue what to do, what to charge… it took 4 hours, none of them at the time had any idea what was happening.

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