Counterfeiting

Counterfeiting occurs when someone copies or imitates an item without having been authorized to do so and passes the copy off for the genuine or original item. While counterfeiting is most often associated with money it can also be applied to designer clothing, handbags and watches and other consumer goods.

18 U.S.C. 470-514 Counterfeiting and Forgery

See White-collar crime

 

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