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Using fake names, positions can land one behind bars

7 Nov 2020

The use of fake names and positions can land one in jail for two years, according to the Public Prosecution which also said the punishment is increased when the fraud is committed against a minor.

In a statement, the Public Persecution said, ‘Obtaining illicit benefit for oneself or another using deceitful means by assuming a false name or fake position is an offence punishable by imprisonment for a period up to two years and a fine of up to RO300.’

‘The sentence may be increased, provided it does not exceed double of the original sentence, if fraud is committed against a person under the age of 18 or against an adult who is not in full mental capacity,’ it added.

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