nick someone for

nick (one) for (something)

To cheat or swindle someone out of something, especially money. The crooked mayor reportedly nicked taxpayers for nearly $1 million during his time in public office. Because they have a near-monopoly in the concert distribution market, the company is able to nick customers for all sorts of bogus extra charges that they add in at the last second.
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nick someone for

cheat someone out of something, typically a sum of money. North American informal
1962 Washington Daily News Taxpayers… have heard rumblings that they might be nicked for about a million dollars each year to subsidize professional sports here.
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You can then nick someone for a minor infraction of the rules, while you are allowing the real criminals to go unmolested.
He's the sort of bloke who would nick someone for doing the same.