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Is it forgery to sign someone's name without their consent?

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September 13, 2011 2:36AM

To sign someones name without their prior consent isn't an act of forgery unless you have copied (duplicated) their signature to look like they have written it themselves.

Also,it isn't deemed as a criminal offence to make a forgery for most things unless the forged item is intended to be used in a deception by being passed off as THE REAL THING!...in order to obtain money/services/goods.e.t.c..under false pretences!

So,that being said...the answer is YES it is an act of forgery to copy anyones signature without their prior consent...and also an act of forgery if done with prior consent from the owner,An act of forgery indeed...but certainly not a criminal offence without the added offence of deception being involved.