Q: Is it legal for A to sign B's name (in A's handwriting) on a legally significant document & without permission from B?
Later, B is held accountable for the accounting errors in the letter, even though A crafted and signed, and sent the letter without B's permission or knowledge.
Is the significance of the offense increased if this behavior is repeated over and over without permission or knowledge of B?
What you describe would be considered forgery in most jurisdictions, which often can be filed as either a misdemeanor or felony. Yes, generally speaking, repeated conduct can result in additional counts and/or be considered an aggravating sentencing factor.
- Law Office of Joseph Abrams, Anaheim, CA
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