N.Y. Penal Law Section 190.26
Criminal impersonation in the first degree


A person is guilty of criminal impersonation in the first degree when he:

1.

Pretends to be a police officer or a federal law enforcement officer as enumerated in section 2.15 of the criminal procedure law, or wears or displays without authority, any uniform, badge or other insignia or facsimile thereof, by which such police officer or federal law enforcement officer is lawfully distinguished or expresses by his or her words or actions that he or she is acting with the approval or authority of any police department or acting as a federal law enforcement officer with the approval of any agency that employs federal law enforcement officers as enumerated in section 2.15 of the criminal procedure law; and

2.

So acts with intent to induce another to submit to such pretended official authority or otherwise to act in reliance upon said pretense and in the course of such pretense commits or attempts to commit a felony; or

3.

Pretending to be a duly licensed physician or other person authorized to issue a prescription for any drug or any instrument or device used in the taking or administering of drugs for which a prescription is required by law, communicates to a pharmacist an oral prescription which is required to be reduced to writing pursuant to Public Health Law § 3332 (Making of official New York state prescriptions or electronic prescriptions for scheduled substances)section thirty-three hundred thirty-two of the public health law. Criminal impersonation in the first degree is a class E felony.

Source: Section 190.26 — Criminal impersonation in the first degree, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PEN/190.­26 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 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:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 190.26’s source at nysenate​.gov

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