What is the penalty in South Dakota for using a false academic degree?

In South Dakota, no person can knowingly use a false academic degree or falsely claim to have a valid academic degree for the following purposes:

             (1)      To obtain employment;

             (2)      To obtain a promotion or higher compensation in employment;

             (3)      To obtain admission to postsecondary education; or

             (4)      In connection with any business, trade, profession, or occupation.

A violation of this section is a Class 1 misdemeanor and provides cause for the revocation of any license obtained in connection with the false degree.