On first viewing, the Beast Video team was fairly convinced this was fake.
In her two-decade scheme, Crundwell created 179 fake invoices.
There were a few other things, like the mechanical birds and the fake butterflies and stuff.
"Bill's chin began quivering and he tried to fake a smile as a tear came down his cheek," a guest said.
A small fortune: the standard edition of Monopoly includes $15,120 of fake money.
The Scheftels corporation was said to have got away with millions of dollars by selling "fake mining stocks."
Oh, I could go into the business and fake it of course,—like all the others—or most of them.
"All lies and fake figures," he said, but in a doubtful croak.
This record is a fake—it has been substituted for the original!
The fake was short-lived, even at the yearly fairs, and now has sunk too low for them.
attested in London criminal slang as adjective (1775), verb (1812), and noun (1851, of persons 1888), but probably older. A likely source is feague "to spruce up by artificial means," from German fegen "polish, sweep," also "to clear out, plunder" in colloquial use. "Much of our early thieves' slang is Ger. or Du., and dates from the Thirty Years' War" [Weekley]. Or it may be from Latin facere "to do." Related: Faked; fakes; faking.
: Sham; deceptive
A sham or deception; something spurious (1827+)
[origin uncertain; perhaps fr earlier feak, feague, or fig, ''to spruce up, esp by deceptive artificial means''; perhaps ultimately fr German fegen, ''clean, furbish,'' or Latin facere, ''to do'']