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impersonation


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Pretending to be another person. It is an offence (rape) to impersonate a woman's husband in order to persuade her to have sexual intercourse (R v Elbekkay [1995] Crim LR 163), to impersonate the holder of a Crown office in order to gain access to prohibited places, and to impersonate a police officer, a variety of public officials, a voter, or a juror. Obtaining property, services, or certain financial advantages through impersonation may amount to a crime of deception.

Subjects: Law — Literature.


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