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frame (one)

To manipulate a situation so that an innocent person appears to have committed a crime (so that the actual criminal can avoid blame or detection). A: "They're framing me, officer, I swear! I would never go to a seedy place like that!" B: "Oh yeah? Then why did we find your fingerprints there?"
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frame

1. tv. to cause an innocent person to be blamed for a crime; to contrive evidence so that someone appears to be guilty. (Originally underworld.) Jimmy tried to frame his sister for painting the cat yellow.
2. and frame-up and frameup n. a scheme where an innocent person is made to take the blame for something; incrimination caused by contrived evidence. (Underworld.) The frame-up would have worked if it weren’t for one little thing.
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Considering he is supposed to be in the middle of a "spiritual awakening," framing someone for a crime may conflict with his attempt to turn his life around.
He reportedly sold his services from $30 for a single threat to $90 for "emailed bomb threat to a school districts\multiple schools + framing someone for it."
Convinced evidence would clear her, she wrote: "It will show how she (Williams) had been plotting something or maybe multiple things for a long time, how she put endless effort into framing someone admittedly gullible and a bit away with dragons (not fairies) like me.
Unless we're talking about the state or a malicious person framing someone for something they didn't do.
The service also included the option to frame someone else by name for the threat for an additional $15 surcharge-though Kadar recommended against framing someone in one of the supposed advertisements he posted.