N.Y. Penal Law Section 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; or

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; or

5.

Impersonates another person, without such other person’s permission, by using the other person’s electronic signature with intent to obtain a benefit or injure or defraud the other person or another person. For the purposes of this subdivision, electronic signature shall have the same meaning as set forth in subdivision three of State Technology Law § 302 (Definitions)section three hundred two of the state technology law. Criminal impersonation in the second degree is a class A misdemeanor.

Source: Section 190.25 — Criminal impersonation in the second degree, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PEN/190.­25 (updated Dec. 31, 2021; accessed Jul. 20, 2024).

190.00
Issuing a bad check
190.05
Issuing a bad check
190.10
Issuing a bad check
190.15
Issuing a bad check
190.20
False advertising
190.23
False personation
190.25
Criminal impersonation in the second degree
190.26
Criminal impersonation in the first degree
190.27
Criminal sale of a police uniform
190.30
Unlawfully concealing a will
190.35
Misconduct by corporate official
190.40
Criminal usury in the second degree
190.42
Criminal usury in the first degree
190.45
Possession of usurious loan records
190.50
Unlawful collection practices
190.55
Making a false statement of credit terms
190.60
Scheme to defraud in the second degree
190.65
Scheme to defraud in the first degree
190.70
Scheme to defraud the state by unlawfully selling prescriptions
190.72
Unauthorized radio transmission
190.75
Criminal use of an access device in the second degree
190.76
Criminal use of an access device in the first degree
190.77
Offenses involving theft of identity
190.78
Identity theft in the third degree
190.79
Identity theft in the second degree
190.80
Identity theft in the first degree
190.80‑A
Aggravated identity theft
190.81
Unlawful possession of personal identification information in the third degree
190.82
Unlawful possession of personal identification information in the second degree
190.83
Unlawful possession of personal identification information in the first degree
190.84
Defenses
190.85
Unlawful possession of a skimmer device in the second degree
190.86
Unlawful possession of a skimmer device in the first degree
190.87
Immigrant assistant services fraud in the second degree
190.89
Immigrant assistance services fraud in the first degree

Accessed:
Jul. 20, 2024

Last modified:
Dec. 31, 2021

§ 190.25’s source at nysenate​.gov

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