2010 Tennessee Code
Title 39 - Criminal Offenses
Chapter 16 - Offenses Against Administration of Government
Part 3 - False Personation
39-16-301 - Criminal impersonation.

39-16-301. Criminal impersonation.

(a)  A person commits criminal impersonation who, with intent to injure or defraud another person:

     (1)  Assumes a false identity;

     (2)  Pretends to be a representative of some person or organization;

     (3)  Pretends to be an officer or employee of the government; or

     (4)  Pretends to have a handicap or disability.

(b)  A person commits criminal impersonation who pretends to be a law enforcement officer for the purpose of:

     (1)  Engaging in an activity that is ordinarily and customarily an activity established by law as a law enforcement activity; and

     (2)  Causing another to believe that the person is a law enforcement officer.

(c)  (1)  Criminal impersonation under subsection (a) is a Class B misdemeanor. However, if the criminal impersonation was committed to falsely obtain a driver license or photo identification license, the maximum fine of five hundred dollars ($500) shall be imposed.

     (2)  Criminal impersonation under subsection (b) is a Class A misdemeanor.

[Acts 1989, ch. 591, § 1; 1990, ch. 983, § 1; 1999, ch. 374, § 2; 2007, ch. 355, § 1.]  

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