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36—(1) A person who, with intent to deceive—
(a)forges, alters or uses a document or other thing to which this section applies;
(b)lends to, or allows to be used by, any other person a document or other thing to which this section applies; or
(c)makes or has in the person's possession any document or other thing so closely resembling a document or other thing to which this section applies as to be calculated to deceive;
is guilty of an offence.
(2) This section applies to—
(a)any operator's licence;
(b)any document, plate, mark or other thing by which, in pursuance of regulations, a vehicle is to be identified as being authorised to be used, or as being used, under an operator's licence;
(c)any document evidencing the authorisation of any person by the Department for the purposes of this Act;
(d)any certificate of qualification under section 49;
(e)any international road haulage permit; and
(f)such other documents or things as are prescribed.
(3) A person guilty of an offence under subsection (1) is liable—
(a)on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum;
(b)on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or to a fine or to both.
(4) In subsection (1) “forges” means makes a false document or other thing in order that it may be used as genuine.
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