Riyadh: An expatriate woman was questioned and subsequently arrested for impersonating her dead Saudi sister for 19 years.
A female relative of the accused informed the security authorities about the woman’s suspected misuse of the ID of her dead Saudi sister.
According to a report in the Al-Watan newspaper, the relative informed on the woman following a dispute between them.
The woman confessed to the crime, saying she impersonated her sister with the collaboration of the husband after her sisters’ death.
After an hour of questioning, where the woman repeated her conflicting statements, the woman finally broke down and admitted to the crime, admitting that her sister was the actual owner of the identity.
She said that her deceased husband was a Saudi national who had married her sister, and the two had lived together in the Kingdom. As a result, the deceased sister had obtained her Saudi citizenship.
The woman said her sister’s husband then married her after her sister had died and brought her to the Kingdom, impersonating the dead sister.
Criminal charges against the woman were filed for using forged documents under Article 19 of Criminal Procedures.
The forgery charge under Article 27 was dropped due to the statute of limitations, which stipulates a limit of 10 years for prosecution in forgery cases.