New York Penal - Article 190 - § 190.25 Criminal Impersonation in the Second Degree
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§ 190.25 Criminal impersonation in the second degree.
A person is guilty of criminal impersonation in the second degree when
1. Impersonates another and does an act in such assumed character with
intent to obtain a benefit or to injure or defraud another; or
2. Pretends to be a representative of some person or organization and
does an act in such pretended capacity with intent to obtain a benefit
or to injure or defraud another; or
3. (a) Pretends to be a public servant, or wears or displays without
authority any uniform, badge, insignia or facsimile thereof by which
such public servant is lawfully distinguished, or falsely expresses by
his words or actions that he is a public servant or is acting with
approval or authority of a public agency or department; and (b) so acts
with intent to induce another to submit to such pretended official
authority, to solicit funds or to otherwise cause another to act in
reliance upon that pretense.
4. Impersonates another by communication by internet website or
electronic means with intent to obtain a benefit or injure or defraud
another, or by such communication pretends to be a public servant in
order to induce another to submit to such authority or act in reliance
on such pretense.
Criminal impersonation in the second degree is a class A misdemeanor.
Section: Article 190 190.00 190.05 190.10 190.15 190.20 190.23 190.25 190.26 190.27 190.30 190.35 190.40 190.42 190.45
Last modified: February 16, 2014