In this article we address the issue of fraud, referring to an article written by Hassan Elhais, a legal consultant with over 14 years of experience in the legal sector.
The salient aspects of the article are
Fraud is defined as taking or gaining from another property, money, vouchers or anything of value by deception or lying or trickery which is supported by verbal means or written documents, causing the victim to rely on the same to willingly hand over something of value from himself to the person committing the fraud. The crime of fraud is considered a serious fraud if committed against government property or objects of value. This may result in a serious punishment, such as imprisonment. If a person who is convicted of fraud and has served his sentence commits a crime again, he or she can be put under investigation and surveillance for up to two years or up to the term of his previous imprisonment.
- Difference between lying and fraud
- Difference between fraud and theft
- Difference between fraud and breach of trust
- Purpose of the Deceit
Federal Law No.(3) For the Year 1987 on Passing Penal Code Article No.399
“Shall be punishable by confinement or by a fine any individual who, by using fraudulent practice, assuming a false name or quality, takes possession for himself or for others of any movable property or written instrument, or obtains any signature upon such instrument, its cancellation, destruction or amendment, whenever it is intended to deceive the victim and bring him to surrender a legal right. Shall also be liable to the same punishment he who alienates an estate or a movable property while being fully aware that it is not his own or that he has no right to dispose thereof; or he who knowingly alienates any of the above mentioned after having previously disposed thereof or having concluded any agreement thereon, whenever such an act operates to the injury of others.