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Counterfeit

Describing anything fake. In the context of finance, the term is usually used to describe money minted or printed by any person or institution not duly authorized to do so. While counterfeit money is not legal tender, its proliferation may debase the value of money if it is not readily identifiable as fake.
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We then called three Russian prostitutes and ended up spending all the fake money on them, after going over time.
A man was arrested in Jounieh, having been found with $100,000 in fake money, while in Sin al-Fil, an Egyptian national was arrested with $50,000 on him, the statement said.
We got a search warrant from the Attorney General of Northern Bahr el Ghazal state to search his [Bol's] house after he was suspected of having been involved in fake money laundering.
MERSEYSIDE Police believe they have smashed a counterfeiting ring capable of producing millions of pounds of fake money.
In keeping with that theme, the credit union created two money trees with fake money and stretch-able $1.
The bank states that in circulation is a fake money bill which is photocopied or printed poorly.
Al Mugahwi stressed that smuggling duplicated currencies threaten the national and international economies since fake money has absolutely no real value and therefore considered a massive loss for individuals and parties who unknowingly take or receive them as these cunningly faked currencies might be exchanged in the country's local markets.
It is alarming that the name of Bulgaria rings strong when we're talking about synthetic drugs, fake money, cocaine," said front bench socialist MP and ex-Minister of Interior Mihail Mikov Sunday for the National Radio.
ATTEMPTS by security agencies to tame the circulation of fake money in the market got a thrust on Monday when the Delhi Police arrested three youths for allegedly running a fake banknote racket.
ISLAMABAD, July 01, 2010 (Balochistan Times): A recent Gilani poll conducted by Gallup Pakistan shows that more than one fourth (26%) claimed they have received fake money while buying something from the market at least once during their recollection.
The undercover agent was to purchase the $70,000 in fake money in May 2008, a police report said.
Prosecutors in the US have charged four men with supporting Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shia group, by providing guns, stolen passports and fake money.