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forgery

A counterfeit signature or instrument.A forged deed is void and gives no rights, even to innocent purchasers for value. If title insurance was purchased by an owner, however, that owner may make a claim for compensation,or the title insurance company may take steps to buy out any competing claims.

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The 286 responses received from banks in 2017 cited 26,182 cases of fraud and forgeries which is 56.
A judge's ruling on the case could decide upon other options, however, including clearly erasing the forged signature and marking the work as counterfeit or passing it along to a museum to help detect future forgeries.
Severin is being charged with forgery and the use of forgeries that enabled him to illegally obtain general European Community budget funds, according to a statement from the national anti-corruption prosecutor.
One can not forge a novel, a piece of music, or a play, except insofar as one can forge an original manuscript of these things (the case of the famous Shakespeare forgeries in the eighteenth century).
Yesterday Jonathan Redfern, 32, the man responsible for the forgeries, was jailed for 16 months at Manchester Crown Court.
Some forgeries were easy to detect such as the partial forgery or blank forgery.
The result is that some of the images appear distorted and not realistic, certainly a drawback in a book on forgeries.
However, due to the sophisticated technology we have installed at the Mersey Tunnels we have a better success rate than most in detecting - and rejecting - these forgeries.
In the last month, at least 10 forgeries have appeared either through auction, eBay or by other means.
These forgeries represent a fundamental breakdown in control of operations.
Nicholas Pratt, 46, used forgeries to take out loans of pounds 45,905 and also cashed a life insurance policy held jointly with his wife, worth pounds 10,320.