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Simulation is the act of simulating or assuming an appearance that is feigned or not true. It implies the assumption of a false appearance. Criminal simulation is a feigned or fictitious transaction to effect a fraud.
The following is an example of a statute dealing with criminal simulation:
''A person is guilty of criminal simulation when . . . with knowledge of its true character and with intent to defraud, he issues or possesses an object [that has been made or altered in such manner that it appears to have an antiquity, rarity, source or authorship that it does not in fact possess.''