Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Utah

Q: I live in Utah, and someone is contacting a local celebrity's wife and impersonating me. What laws are they breaking?

I don't know yet what they are saying—only that they have annoyed the couple and have made me look bad, with representatives of the couple having now contacted me to try to end what is happening. This was last week or so, and it may still be happening today.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Lane Wood
Lane Wood
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Licensed in Utah

A: Without knowing more, this could be a violation of several laws. If you are seeking criminal consequences, you can make a police report and allow the state to determine what charges, if any to bring against the individual impersonating you. You may also consider seeking civil relief that may include a civil stalking injunction.

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