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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
  he:
    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.
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