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New 'supernote' found in S. Korea could be from North

Seoul - A new high-quality counterfeit $100 bill has been found in South Korea, bank officials said Tuesday, prompting suggestions the sanctions-hit North might have resumed forging "supernotes".

Bulgarian frogmen foil fake euro plot

Sofia - Bulgarian authorities said Tuesday they had seized a record amount of over 13 million euros' ($14.4 million) worth of counterfeit notes, most of them recovered by scuba divers in a reservoir.

A waitress accused of adjusting customers' tips

A restaurant server has been accused of editing the tips that customers gave her with extra numbers, adjusting a $5 tip to $15 or even $25, affecting at least 20 of the restaurant users.

Woman charged with posing as a doctor, giving truckers physicals

Carlisle - A Pennsylvania woman faces three charges after it was alleged she posed as a medical doctor and gave truck drivers physical exams they needed to take to keep their commercial drivers licenses.

Fake Chagall painting a 'very bad copy', expert panel rules

Paris - A painting bought by a British businessman who thought it was by famed artist Marc Chagall is a "very bad copy", an expert Paris-based committee announced, though it ruled out any hasty destruction of the fake.

Florida convicts released through fake papers are captured

Orlando - Two convicted killers who were accidentally released from the Apalachicola Correctional Institute through fake documents have been captured by officials.

Spanish police catch up with gang making Ferrari knock-offs

Valencia - If you've been to the beach in southern Spain, you have been offered fake "brand-name" handbags, watches etc. by the Senegalese "lookie-lookie" men. Now it seems things got a tad more serious as other criminals managed to produce fake Ferraris for sale.

Calgary man charged in cheque-kiting scheme

Calgary - It is alleged the 32-year-old transferred $250,000 between Calgary banks by using several stolen and forged cheques and false identification.

Historian admits forgery on Lincoln's handwritten pardon

Washington - The National Archives announced on Tuesday that the date on a handwritten pardon issued by President Abraham Lincoln has been tampered with, significantly changing its importance and historical significance to American history.

Forgotten credit card leads to huge bill for Toronto woman

Toronto - In January, a Toronto woman walked out of a store forgetting her credit card. That mistake proved costly because when she opened her latest statement, she found out she had been billed for more than $10,000 in purchases.

Former Quebec lieutenant-governor faces fraud, forgery charges

Quebec's former Lieutenant Governor, Lise Thibault is facing criminal charges of fraud, breach of trust, forgery and fabrication of false documents. The charges all relate to her alleged misspending during her 10 year tenure as Lieutenant Governor.

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