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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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The Santa Clara County Grand Jury issued indictments for the arrest of individuals charged with working together to file bogus automobile insurance claims for the purpose of defrauding insurance companies.
It's just somewhat astonishing that it took the body until December to act on a discovery of such a long-standing problem as continuing to employ workers found guilty of defrauding the system - a symptom surely of the lack of workplace discipline in the public sector.
As a result, defendants' scheme not only defrauded advertisers, but artificially inflated the value of Belo's stock, thus defrauding investors as well.
The Los Angeles City Council unanimously moved Friday to try to crack down on workers' compensation abuse by adopting ordinances that would allow those convicted of defrauding the system to be fired from City Hall jobs or banned from being hired by the city.
The RICO counts allege that members of the Uzan family as well as others tied to the Uzans entered into loan arrangements with Motorola and Nokia with the intention of defrauding the two companies.
A Van Nuys man was charged Monday with defrauding the federal Medicare program by submitting claims for unneeded wheelchairs and medical equipment and for paying kickbacks to physicians who signed off on bogus bills, prosecutors said.
A San Fernando Valley woman pleaded guilty in a plea bargain after being accused of defrauding Social Security of more than $77,000 by working one job with one Social Security number while claiming benefits from another, officials said Wednesday.
Federal authorities announced Tuesday the arrests of three people suspected of defrauding Allstate Insurance Cos.
Subheadline should read xxx Clarus Corporation Accused of Defrauding Investors, Says the Pomerantz Firm, (sted Pomerantz Haudek Block Grossman & Gross LLP Accused of Defrauding Investors .
Pardon us for our confusion, but defrauding 75 investors of nearly $500,000 sounds worthy of more than a stern warning.