He faked me out at first 'cause I was only looking at passenger cars.
Might have Shipton faked the accident in some sick attempt to place the blame on David Dean whom he obviously despised?
When Shipton looped the rope to descend, after he faked cutting it, Edith's cut was then positioned differently.
The guy skipped out with his secretary after he faked his drowning and embezzled a million dollars.
Just because Byrne might have gotten a quickie two months ago doesn't mean he faked his drowning and skipped.
It is faked, and cognate forms are found in Dutch vaalt, &c. It apparently meant a planked or boarded enclosure, cf.