What is the penalty for forging a signature

my Ex (of 5 years ago) recently forged my signature on our childs life insurance policy in order to close it out and get cash. — What kind of penalty is there for this. Not sure if the child (now 22) was involved.

Asked on June 11, 2009 under Criminal Law, Connecticut

Answers:

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

I'm not a Connecticut lawyer, but my research suggests that this could be as serious as a Class C felony, as a claim against a corporation's property (the insurance company), punishable by 1 to 10 years in jail and a fine of up to $10,000.00.

It is, at the very least, a crime of some sort, and you may want to talk to a lawyer for advice about what to do about this, based on all of the facts.  One place to find counsel is our website, http://attorneypages.com


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