forgery

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An illegal modification or reproduction of an instrument, document, signature, or legal tender, or any other means of recording information. An item is also considered forged if it is claimed that it was made by someone who did not make it.

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There was a concern for forgery so we had to access the vault to see if the signatures matched exactly.

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They were being sued for forgery because they had been doing things that were not right and did not have any reason to be done.

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After close inspection, Agent Monroe confirmed the painting was, in fact, nothing more than a rather brilliant, but also unmistakable forgery.

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