Use of false identity or defrauding a person is generally considered as a criminal offense and in simple terms is explained as New York identity theft laws.
The identity theft laws of the state are as follows:
- If the victim of criminal impersonation is an armed force member, then the person is charged under aggravated identity theft, which is a class D felony.
- If the individual is less than 21 years and uses identity theft to fulfill things he is restricted from, then the minor person gets an exemption from the charges.
- The most basic form of punishments for identity theft will be in the form of Class A misdemeanor and an aggravated form gets a class D felony charges.