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Facebook fraudster 'stole prince's ID'

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  • Moroccan authorities arrest a state-employed engineer for identity theft
  • Man allegedly stole prince Moulay Rachid's identity on Facebook
  • Fouad Mourtada, 26, was detained in Casablanca over "villainous practices"
  • Royal family reportedly have no web sites or blogs
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(CNN) -- Moroccan authorities arrested an engineer Wednesday for allegedly stealing the identity of the king's younger brother on the social networking Web site, Facebook, the state news agency said.

Fouad Mourtada, 26, was arrested in Casablanca for "villainous practices" in connection with the theft of Prince Moulay Rachid's identity, Maghreb Arabe Presse reported.

The state-run news agency did not offer further details but added that King Mohammed VI and members of his royal family do not maintain Web sites or blogs. The only source of official information on the family is through the north African country's news agency, it said.

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