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


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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