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It would appear the letter was a forgery and a fraud may have been committed, so that could involve the police. The Sun (2016)You hear it most often when people discuss art forgery or pastiche. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Whether or not it matters if a work of art is a forgery is a difficult question. Times, Sunday Times (2014)That relationship is what makes great art so powerful and art forgery so pernicious. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The move will combat fraud and forgery. The Sun (2006)Four people admitted offences of fraud and forgery. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He forged cheques from a building society staff association and admitted ten charges of theft and forgery. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The centre was set up in March last year to protect the art industry from forgeries. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He was arrested for theft, fraud and forgery. Times, Sunday Times (2011) Fraud and forgery leapt by 16 per cent in the third quarter of last year. The Sun (2009)She admitted theft and forgery at an earlier hearing at the city's crown court. The Sun (2009)He admitted fraud, theft and forgery earlier. The Sun (2013)He admitted 19 theft and forgery charges. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He admitted fraud and forgery. The Sun (2015)He was obsessed with forgery of his work and devised a DNA system to identify his paintings. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He was convicted of obtaining a money transfer by deception, fraud and forgery in January. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Domestic burglary was down by 4 per cent and fraud and forgery by 22 per cent. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Some 185 of those missing were convicted for drug offences while 163 were convicted for fraud and forgery. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Priceless paintings are to be tagged with DNA as part of an ambitious initiative to combat forgery in the art world. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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British English: forgery /ˈfɔːdʒərɪ/ NOUN
Forgery is the crime of making fake banknotes, documents, or paintings.
- American English: forgery
- Arabic: تَزْوِير
- Brazilian Portuguese: falsificação
- Chinese: 伪造
- Croatian: krivotvorenje
- Czech: padělání
- Danish: falskneri
- Dutch: vervalsing
- European Spanish: falsificación billetes
- Finnish: väärennös
- French: contrefaçon
- German: Fälschung
- Greek: πλαστογραφία
- Italian: contraffazione
- Japanese: 偽造
- Korean: 위조
- Norwegian: forfalskning
- Polish: fałszerstwo
- European Portuguese: falsificação
- Romanian: falsificare
- Russian: подделка
- Spanish: falsificación
- Swedish: förfalskning
- Thai: การปลอมแปลง
- Turkish: sahte
- Ukrainian: підробка
- Vietnamese: tội làm giả
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