suspect (someone or something) of (something)

(redirected from suspects someone of)

suspect (someone or something) of (something)

To consider or believe that someone or something is guilty of some crime or wrongdoing but lacking evidence to prove it. I began to suspect him of having an affair when he started leaving the house at odd hours and was evasive when I asked him where he was going. The feds suspect the company of fraud, but they have to build a portfolio of evidence before they can strike.
See also: of, suspect

suspect someone of something

to think or believe that someone has done something. I suspect the clerk of stealing. Ted was suspected of leaving the door unlocked when he left last Friday.
See also: of, suspect
References in periodicals archive ?
However, if a police officer suspects someone of riding while unfit through drink or drugs, they can be charged and fined up to PS1,000.
We urge anyone who suspects someone of cheating to report this to the benefit fraud hotline.
Anyone who suspects someone of fiddling benefits can call the fraud hotline on 0121 303 9990, or report details on www.birmingham.gov.uk/bhamaudit OUR SAY: PAGE 14
Detective Inspector Janice Hutton of Northumberland Area Command said: "Crime does not pay, and this confiscation order demonstrates that we will do everything possible to target criminals and stop them making financial gain from criminal activity.'' If anyone suspects someone of financing their lifestyle with money from criminal activities, and can help identify offenders, they are asked to contact Northumbria Police on 0345 604 3043 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
If anyone suspects someone of financing their lifestyle with money from criminal activities, and can help identify offenders to police, they can contact Northumbria Police on 03456 043043 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
Det Insp Lowe urged anyone who suspects someone of involvement in criminal activity to get in touch.
l Anybody who suspects someone of committing benefit fraud in Warrington should call 01925 241751 in confidence or the National Benefit Fraud Hotline on 0800 854440.
Anyone who suspects someone of financing their lifestyle with money from criminal activities should contact Northumbria Police on 03456 043 043 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Anyone who suspects someone of drug dealing can contact West Yorkshire Police on 0845 6060606 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.