Green’s Dictionary of Slang

screeve n.

also screave, scrieve, scrive
[? Scot. scrieve, to read or write quickly or continuously; or screeve v. although sense 1 here predates]

1. [late 18C–1940s] a letter; a note.

2. [19C] a begging letter.

3. [early 19C] a counterfeit banknote.

4. [early–mid-19C] (UK Und.) a banknote, a guinea or a pound sterling.

5. [mid-19C] a chalk drawing on the pavement.

In phrases

fake a screeve (v.) [fake v.1 (3) + sense 2 above]

[early 19C] to write a (begging) letter.