False personation

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(Law) the intentional false assumption of the name and personality of another.

See also: False

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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An indictment returned Wednesday by a grand jury in New Mexico charged James Christopher Benvie, 44, of Albany, Minnesota, with two counts of false personation of a U.S.
According to the First Information Report (FIR), dated 19th January, 2018, the Police accused Aishatu Mohammed Bello of false personation, an offence which the Police said is contrary to Section 179 of the Penal Code Law.
The US attorney in the southern district of Texas set charges against a total of 56 people and five Indian companies for conspiracy to commit identity theft, false personation of an officer of the United States, wire fraud and money laundering.
This impersonator was eventually indicted on nine counts of false personation and extortion.