Section 16-199 False impersonation.


    (a) A person commits the crime of false impersonation if he:
    (1)    Falsely represents himself to be a public servant with purpose to induce another to submit to his pretended official authority or to rely upon his pretended official acts, and

        a.    Performs an act in that pretended capacity; or

        b.    Causes another to act in reliance upon his pretended official authority; or

    (2)    Falsely represents himself to be a person licensed to practice or engage in any profession for which a license is required by the laws of this state with purpose to induce another to rely upon such representation, and

        a.    Performs an act in that pretended capacity; or

        b.    Causes another to act in reliance upon such representation.

    (b) False impersonation is a class B misdemeanor unless the person represents himself to be a law enforcement officer, in which case false impersonation is a class A misdemeanor.

(Code 1964, § 7.920)

     State law reference(s)--Similar provisions, RSMo. § 575.120.