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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.
See also: bilk, of, out
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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!
See also: bilk, of, out
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Mistry, R.D., Cho, C.S., Bilker, W.B., Brousseau, D., & Alessandrini, E., (2006).
Akhabue, E., Synnestvedt, M., Weiner, M.G., Bilker, W.B., & Lautenbach, E.
(6.) Mikuls TR, Farrar JT, Bilker WB, Fernandes S, Schumacher HR Jr, Saag KG.
Individuals with a psychiatric disability drop out of educational programs more often than those without a psychiatric disability (Swanson, Gur, Bilker, Petty & Gur, 1998; Waghorn, Still, Chant, & Whiteford, 2004).
In support of this idea, certain areas of the brain dedicated to emotional processing can be larger in women than in men (Baron-Cohen, 2002; 2003; Gur, Gunning-Dixon, Bilker, & Gur, 2002), and cerebral processing of emotions differs between men and women (Craig et al., 2009; Jausovec & Jausovec, 2005).
Zripko noted, "We have innovative film and foil solutions such as Bilcare Protect, Bilcare Nova, unique designs with specialty printing, and the Bilker nonClonable ID technology for product authentication and establishing e-pedigree at any time."
Cox's extraordinary film bilker (1987), though other examples come
Margolis, D.J., Bilker, W., Santanna, J., and Baumgarten, M.
(64.) Lessey BA, Castelbaum AJ, Sawin SW, Buck BA, Schinnan R, Bilker W, et al.
When high-income people commit serious crimes, it is much more often in response to opportunities for great financial gain: Investment bilker Bernard Madoff comes to mind, along with Enron president Jeffrey Skilling and publishing magnate Conrad Black.
Rosler, J., Hardens, H., Bilker, M., (2006) Mechanical Behaviour of Engineering Materials, German edition published by the Teubner Verlag Wiesbaden, ISBN 978-38351-0008-4