One of the most impressive, hilarious, inspiring things I've ever heard regarding a friend's deception of a parent:
My friend owed her mom $100. Her mom continually harassed her daughter concerning the debt. The daughter finally consented, and went to her room to write her mom the check. That's when her brilliance and roguish abilities prevailed. She wrote the check to her mom for 1 cent instead of 100 dollars. Her mom didn't scrutinize the check and simply cashed it at the bank. It wasn't until much later when her checkbook didn't balance that she contacted the bank. She couldn't understand what the issue was and assumed the bank was at fault. It ultimately surfaced that the reason her bank account didn't have the accurate amount was because of her daughter. The mom was not pleased.