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counterfeiter

kown ter fi ter

  • n  someone who makes copies illegally

  • As in real life, the counterfeiter (Edmund Gwenn) confounds and frustrates the Treasury Department for ten years.
  • A medieval German code decreed: "Should a coiner counterfeiter be caught in the act, then let him be stewed in the pan or a cauldron.
  • Eventually Fairbanks clears himself, but not until the counterfeiter, trying to retrieve his bills, has killed a policeman.
News & Articles

  • Other days
    100 YEARS AGO June 10, 1913 That a counterfeiter or a gang of counterfeiters once operated within the walls of the state penitentiary became apparent yesterday when seven counterfeit dollars and a ladle were found in an air vent in the old penitentiary building on the new state Capitol grounds by C.B. Probst, who is demolishing the structure.
    June 10, 2013 - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Quotes

  • Laura DiDio in Amarillo.com (registration)
    No consumer has the ability to examine the code that a counterfeiter has offered for sale, so there's no way to tell how it's been altered until it's too late,said Laura Didio, an analyst with Yankee Group, a technology consulting firm.
  • Ron Paul in RGE Monitor (blog)
    As Ron Paul said long ago, "When the government can replicate the monetary unit at will without regard to cost (value), whether it's paper currency or a computer entry, it's morally identical to the counterfeiter who illegally prints currency. Both...
  • Robin Givhan in Bloomberg
    The bags look like something you'd see on Canal Street peddled by a counterfeiter,said Givhan, referring to New York City's marketplace for copycat designer goods.

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