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under false pretenses

With a false impression created through intentional misrepresentation. I'm afraid you were brought here under false pretenses. I'm not your long-lost brother. You may not have lied directly, but you sold him those paintings under false pretenses—he thinks they're originals!
See also: false, pretense

by false pretenses

By a false impression created through intentional misrepresentation. I'm afraid you were brought here by false pretenses. I'm not your long-lost brother. You may not have lied directly, but you sold him those paintings by false pretenses—he thinks they're originals!
See also: by, false, pretense

on false pretenses

On a false impression created through intentional misrepresentation. I'm afraid you were brought here on false pretenses. I'm not your long-lost brother. You may not have lied directly, but you sold him those paintings on false pretenses—he thinks they're originals!
See also: false, on, pretense

by/on/under false preˈtences

(British English) (American English by/on/under false ˈpretenses) by lying about your identity, qualifications, financial or social position, etc: She was sent to prison for six months for obtaining money under false pretences.He got me there under false pretences. He told me he wanted to discuss a business deal, but when I got there, it was a surprise birthday party.
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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 314 prescribes a 15-year jail term for obtaining money under false pretences, while Section 287 stipulates three years imprisonment for stealing.
He added that following the report, the two suspects are being investigated for conspiracy to property extortion under false pretences.
Chase claim Mr Drumm ran up a huge credit card bill under false pretences and false representations.
The accused whose address is unknown is facing charges of conspiracy, obtaining under false pretences and stealing.
The post Paphos man arrested for obtaining money under false pretences appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
At his re-trial earlier this month, Judge Michael White withdrew two charges and convicted Cllr Fahy of one charge of obtaining the benefit of EUR7,055 from Galway Co Council by false pretences.
Either way they are taking money under false pretences.
The defendants were to be arraigned on a four-count charge of conspiracy to obtain property by false pretences, obtaining property by false pretences, stealing and forgery.
The EFCC alleges that defendants with intent to defraud conspired to obtain by false pretences containers of a motorcycle, spare parts and raw materials property of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) from Mitsui OSK Lines Limited, Apapa, Lagos.
A YOUNG woman was arrested after her 55-year-old colleague from Liopetri reported her to police for taking e1/417,000 from him under false pretences over the course of two years.
According to the Cyprus News Agency, the young woman had asked him for e1/410,000 at another time using false pretences however he did not follow through.
Pearson, from North Esk, Glanmire, Co Cork, pleaded guilty to 32 charges of fraudulently converting clients' funds, 11 charges of forgery and four counts of obtaining funds under false pretences on dates between November 1995 and April 2001.
Det Sgt Heneghan said the Garda investigation focused on 25 clients of W&R Morrogh and revealed that Pearson had obtained funds under false pretences from 20 of these clients.
POLICE ARE in the late stages of an investigation to bust a trafficking ring bringing workers from India under false pretences, according to police spokesman Andreas Angelides.
A 42-year-old woman was arrested in the Famagusta district for taking jewellery and other valuables at three stores under false pretences, said police.