Use of false identity or defrauding a person is generally considered as a criminal act and is explained as an identity theft. According to Connecticut identity theft laws of the state,
- The criminal impersonation of an individual by the use of unauthorized identity is regarded as a class B misdemeanor.
- Identity theft of first degree is a class B felony; second degree is a class C felony and third degree is a Class D felony.
- Also the impersonation of a police official is a class D felony act and stringent penalties like imprisonment, and huge fines are levied on the individual.