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Police arrest man for 'villainous' theft of prince's ID on Facebook

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  • Engineer 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, state news agency says
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(CNN) -- Moroccan authorities arrested an engineer Wednesday for posing as 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 linked to the alleged theft of the identity" of Prince Moulay Rachid's identity, Maghreb Arabe Presse reported.

King Mohammed VI and members of his royal family do not maintain Web sites or blogs, MAP said. The only source of official information on the family is through the north African country's news agency, it said.

Facebook, like Myspace.com, is a social networking site that allows users to create personal profiles. They can then connect with one another, upload photos and share links. The Web site boasts more than 60 million active users. E-mail to a friend E-mail to a friend

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