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bilk (one) out of (something)

To obtain something from one by dishonest means and for personal gain. I think this workers' comp claim is bogus—he's just trying to bilk us out of money.
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bilk someone out of something

to get something away from someone by deception. The crooks bilked the old lady out of a fortune. I was bilked out of my life's savings!
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Former Fleishman-Hillard executive Steve Sugarman pleaded guilty to three counts of wire fraud in July, admitting he bilked the DWP out of tens of thousands of dollars and agreeing to cooperate with prosecutors against other former company officials.
Abadio-Carrillo is accused of laundering money in a corruption scheme that bilked the Guatemalan government of some $8 million dollars when his father, Marco Tulio Abadio-Molina, was head of the agency that administers its import taxes.
In the second major criminal case in less than two months, charges were filed today against a man believed to have bilked computer users out of nearly $1 million dollars.
A former Fleishman-Hillard public relations executive pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of wire fraud, admitting he bilked the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power out of tens of thousands of dollars and agreeing to cooperate with prosecutors in a criminal case against other former company officials.
Seven San Fernando Valley men fabricated more than 100 crashes that bilked automobile insurers of $2 million, Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi alleged Wednesday.
Graham was being held without bail on suspicion of murder, kidnapping, carjacking, robbery and felony evading over the events that led to the death of Christopher Rawlings, who was under federal investigation for a telemarketing scheme that bilked the elderly out of millions of dollars.
According to the complaint, she and her husband, David Sigal, 56, bilked Medi-Cal of $2.
A father and son pleaded guilty to federal charges of wire fraud and money laundering in a scam in which $130 million was bilked from more than 300 people who believed their money was being invested in the foreign currency market.
SANTA CLARITA - Two local women were bilked out of more than $60,000 in two separate scams in recent weeks, authorities said.
Victims of a Panorama City-based pyramid scheme that bilked Latino investors out of millions of dollars can file claims for reimbursement, prosecutors announced Friday.