is a serious offence in Scotland, encompassing a wide range of deceptive activities that aim to obtain financial or other benefits through dishonest means. In this article, we will delve into the legal aspects surrounding fraud in Scotland, exploring the investigative process, the role of the procurator fiscal, court proceedings, and the potential consequences for those found guilty of committing fraud.
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Reporting and Investigation of a Crime
When a crime is reported, the initial investigation is conducted by the police or other reporting agencies. If sufficient evidence is found, a report may be submitted to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) for further consideration. The procurator fiscal, a prosecution lawyer working for COPFS, then assesses the evidence to determine the appropriate course of action in the public interest.