Welcome to this list of twelve times fraudsters doubled down on their lies! From Nicholas Alahverdian’s faked death to Stephen Glass’s fabricated stories, this list is a testament to the lengths people will go to in order to deceive.

It’s a sad fact of life that people are willing to lie and cheat in order to get ahead. But it’s also a testament to the power of the truth that these lies can eventually be uncovered. As you read through this list, you’ll find stories of people who thought they could get away with lying, only to be caught out in the end (well, usually).

So, sit back and enjoy as we take you on a journey through twelve of the most outrageos cases of fraudsters doubling down on their lies. From the fake autobiography of Howard Hughes to the "self-made" billionaire who was worth nothing in a few years, these stories are sure to shock and surprise.

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DreamWorks’ panda not so dreamy.

CRACKED MADE UP AN ALL-NEW LIE AFTER НЕ GOT BUSTED A guy named JAYME GORDON was found guilty in a federal court of lying about inventing the characters and story of DreamWorks' movie Kung Fu Panda. After they found him out, he claimed that, actually, Disney based Timon from The Lion King on his stuff.

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Boston Herald

Belle Gibson: Too busy?

CRACKED NEVER APOLOGIZED TO HER FAMILY FOR HER LIES COSMOPOLITAN FUN earless ALE Wellness blogger BELLE GIBSON claimed she'd had a tough childhood, but her family denied her claims, saying she hadn't been forced to do housework, her brother wasn't autistic, and more. Gibson acknowledged the lies, but never apologized.

Belle Gibson (via Herald Sun)

Herald Sun

Career ruined, reputation damaged: Jayson Blair quits.

KEPT MAKING UP STORIES AFTER НЕ WAS FOUND OUT Journalist JAYSON BLAIR's lies ruined his career and damaged his reputation, so he had to quit The New York Times in 2003. Before that happened, though, he kept fabricating stories even after his editors confronted him. CRACKED


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