defraud


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defraud (someone) out of (something)

To obtain something from someone by trickery or deception. I can't believe you lied to all of these people and defrauded them out of their hard-earned money! How could he defraud that sweet old lady out of her diamond necklace?
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defraud someone out of something

to cheat someone out of something. The crooked contractor defrauded the town out of a fortune. The clerk defrauded the employer out of a great deal of money.
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Khan, 30, of Watson Avenue, Manchester, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud motor traders; conspiracy to defraud HD Brows; conspiracy to defraud Lepps Jewellers; and conspiracy to defraud Butterfly Dental Practice.
Shaun Lynch, 37, driver, Minskip, North Yorkshire Conspiracy to defraud Betfair customers
Hauxwell-Smiths' accountant, Paul Appleby Walker (55), of Falmouth, and John Brown (46), of Crow Point, Halifax, are charged with conspiracy to defraud and corruption.
Michael Rutherford, 65, of Zenith Walk, Woolton, faces one charge of conspiracy to defraud.
Frank McParland, who worked for Bolton Wanderers and is now sporting director at Championship rivals Burnley, was cleared of conspiracy to defraud and two counts of perverting the course of justice.
Simon Lilley, 39, of Sowerby Bridge got 16 months for conspiracy to defraud RBSI and conspiracy to defraud RSA.
THE trial of four men, including two council officials, who are charged with conspiracy to defraud, is unlikely to be held until next January.
THE trial of four men, including two council officials, who are charged at Mold Crown Court with conspiracy to defraud, is unlikely to be held until January after being adjourned because of legal arguments.
The same tobacco companies that are funding the opposition to Proposition 86 were found guilty today of a five-decade scheme to defraud the public on the dangers of smoking by U.
KIEREN FALLON formally pleaded not guilty yesterday to a charge of conspiracy to defraud in connection with an alleged plot to fix the results of races.
Former racing syndicate boss Miles Rodgers, 37, of Silkstone, near Penistone, faces charges of conspiracy to defraud and an offence under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
THERE have been further delays in the trial of four men including two council officials who are charged with conspiracy to defraud.
A TRIAL of four men including two council officials charged with conspiracy to defraud was adjourned until Thursday yesterday.
Farmers continues to cooperate with law enforcement on these and other matters around the country, working to deter anyone from attempting to defraud Farmers and its policy holders.
Dawson, 62, who ran a string of companies from stables in Newmarket, Suffolk, denies conspiring to defraud, two charges of false accounting and an allegation that he illegally gave himself a pounds 100,000 loan from the funds of one of his companies.