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Keyser's Alleged 'Triple' Checks Missed Forgeries

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.12.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

With Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jon Keyser still not talking to reporters about multiple forged signatures on his ballot-access petitions, I had...

Notorious Art Forger Claims Credit For A Leonardo Da Vinci Drawing

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.30.2015 | Arts

Until very recently, the image above, titled "La Bella Principessa," was known by amateur and expert art historians to be the work of 15th century mas...

There Is No Romance in Art Fraud

Anthony Amore | Posted 09.24.2016 | Arts
Anthony Amore

The idea of a talented painter committed only to his art and the resultant harmless trickery may seem quaint and somewhat romantic, but it is hardly the case.

London Museum To Hide Fake Painting Somewhere In Its Collection

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.28.2015 | Arts

Could you tell a 16th century Titian from a contemporary replica manufactured in China? London's Dulwich Picture Gallery is putting its viewers to the...

Online Trove Of Haring And Warhol Works Is Probably A Fake

artnet | artnet News | Posted 06.20.2014 | Arts

By Eileen Kinsella This piece originally appeared on artnet News. Pure Evil gallery owner Charles Uzzell Edwards halted sales of this and ot...

6 Ways College Grads Can Protect Their Online Reputations

Robert Siciliano | Posted 06.12.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

The prospective employer these days may be more interested in what your name pulls up in search engines than how perfectly coordinated your shoes are with your power suit.

Student Financial Aid Fraud is a Big Problem

Robert Siciliano | Posted 04.04.2014 | Education
Robert Siciliano

Educational institutions are giving out student loans and grants, and the recipients aren’t even attending school. Instead they’re spending the mo...

The FBI's Most Convincing Forgeries Get Their Own Exhibition

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.05.2013 | Arts

Upon entering "Caveat Emptor" you will likely be able to recognize the exhibition's work with confidence. Iconic pieces made famous by art legends lik...

Hacking van Gogh: Is the Master's 'Fingerprint' Missing From a MET Painting?

James Grundvig | Posted 09.09.2013 | Arts
James Grundvig

After enduring the Great Recession, the public has shown a backlash against the $25 admission fee for the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, which charges it as a "donation."

6 Biggest Hoaxes In History

Edward Steers Jr. | Posted 07.23.2013 | Books
Edward Steers Jr.

Napoleon Bonaparte once famously observed "history is a set of lies agreed upon." For those who look for the truth, it is often far too easy to believe in fraudulent history and science when they tell us what we want to hear.

Ancient Ink Called Key In New Analysis Of Long-Lost 'Gospel'

Posted 04.10.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/08/2013 11:37 AM EDT on LiveScience A long-lost gospel that casts Judas as a co-con...

Florida Pastor Arrested After Forging Hirst's Spots

nytimes.com | RUSS BUETTNER | Posted 02.09.2013 | Arts
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To hear Damien Hirst's critics tell it, his works may be among the easiest to duplicate in the art world. They can seem startlingly simple in conce...

The Art of the Fake in Fiction and Non-Fiction

Alan Elsner | Posted 12.05.2012 | Books
Alan Elsner

A couple of recent books illustrate our fascination with the arcane world of art forgery. Perhaps, in this Internet age, when so little seems to be truly original, the subject of how to produce a master forgery that will fool all the experts seems particularly relevant.

French Trader Sues Bank He Allegedly Cheated For Billions

Reuters | Posted 06.27.2012 | Business

* Lawyer alleges manipulation of taped interview of Kerviel * Says 6 out of 12 hours of total interview time were cut * ...

The Knoedler's Meltdown: Inside the Forgery Scandal and Federal Investigations

Vanity Fair | Posted 06.06.2012 | Arts
Vanity Fair

"The works are of a five-star quality. Maybe a few are four-star, but mostly five-star, which is why they've stirred such attention," Ann Freedman, former director of the Knoedler gallery, tells contributing editor Michael Shnayerson of the recent David Herbert collection.

Prolific Forger And Guy Who Caught Him Team Up For Exhibition

Posted 04.01.2012 | Arts

It's not easy to be a famous artist, but it also sure isn't easy to paint like one. That is why we are so pleased to hear about the "Faux Real" exhibi...

Teacher Accused Of Faking Jury Summons To Skip School

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.19.2012 | Education

Mona Lisa Tello, a 61-year-old former teacher at a Manhattan graphic arts public school, has been accused of faking a jury summons in order to get pai...

Mother Fakes Her Own Daughter's Death To Obtain More Vacation

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

One Manhattan school worker was so determined to net another week of vacation in Costa Rica, she went to extreme lengths to get some extra rest and re...

FAKE: Motherwell Painting Declared A Forgery

nytimes.com | PATRICIA COHEN; Compiled by DAVE ITZKOFF | Posted 12.12.2011 | Arts

A forged Robert Motherwell painting was branded with the equivalent of a scarlet letter on Tuesday in a legal settlement involving three art galleries...

Who's Been In The Girl Scouts Cookie Jar?

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business

Former finance director of the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, Yaasmin Hooey, has been charged with stealing $310,000 from the nonprofit organ...

Mystery Of Long-Lost Da Vinci Painting Takes Surprising Turn

Posted 11.29.2011 | Arts

In 1998, a vellum-sheet portrait sold for £11,400 at Christie's. Today, the bidder who bailed at £11,399 is kicking himself. This painting, thought...

Fake Lawyer Who Tried More Than 60 Cases Heading (Back) To Prison

Posted 09.18.2011 | Chicago

A 47-year-old Skokie, Ill., man who tried over 60 cases though he never obtained a law degree was sentenced Monday to serve two years in prison. Ta...

CHART: Florida AG's Disturbing Foreclosure Fraud Presentation

The Huffington Post | Abby Wendle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In their effort to sniff out foreclosure fraud, Florida regulators followed the trails of mortgage and foreclosure paperwork into a world of alleged f...

Alan Greenspan, Animal House and the Scandal That Never Ends

Michael W. Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael W. Hudson

As I've tried to make sense of the Robo-Signing, Document-Backdating Foreclosure Scandal That Never Ends, a couple of things have popped in my head: Animal House and Alan Greenspan. Stay with me here.

Science and Belief in Turin

Nina Burleigh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Nina Burleigh

The Shroud of Turin is only the most famous product of a thriving trade in alleged Biblical relics in the Holy Land, which today is a million-dollar business "verified" through the scientific lens of archaeology.