Re: Is It Illegal to Sign a Letter Using Another Person's Name and a Random Signature
The laws vary from state to state...and I'm not inclined to do the research specifically for PA. You can do your own homework. However, if you sign another person's name to a document (whether you receive any financial gain or not) without legal authorization to do so, you will generally be committing a crime such as identity theft or forgery. Signing a fictitious name will also generally be forgery. It does not have to be a financial instrument, such as a check or credit card slip. For example, if you sign a gym membership as another person or with a fictitious name (even if you fully pay for the membership) you will likely be committing a crime in any state.
Behind the badge is a person. Behind the person is an ego. This is as it should be, person at the center and ego to the back.