Criminal Simulation Law and Legal Definition

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.''