The Forgery and Counterfeiting legislation of Mount Vema was approved today to make provision with respect to forgery and kindred offences, counterfeiting of notes and coins, and for connected purposes, including any disc, tape, sound track or other device on or in which information is recorded or stored by mechanical, electronic or other means.
The law says that a person is guilty of forgery if he makes a false instrument, with the intention that he or another person uses it to induce somebody to accept it as genuine, and by reason of so accepting it to do or not to do some act to his own or any other person’s prejudice.
The legislation includes offences relating to money orders, share certificates, passports, bankers' drafts, debit cards, credit cards, etc, and certified copies relating to an entry in a register of births, adoptions, marriages, civil partnerships, conversions or deaths.
In any public stock, includes annuity, fund or debt of any government or state, including a state which forms part of another state; or in any stock, fund or debt of a body (whether corporate or unincorporated) established in the Kingdom of Mount Vema or elsewhere.
The Act is cited as the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act, Mount Vema 2017, and comes into operation tomorrow, with some subsections coming into force on specific dates as His Mount Vema Majesty may by Order appoint, in relation to different provisions of the Act.