false pretences


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false pretences

a former name for DECEPTION.
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I mustn't appear on false pretences," he said, with a smile.
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.
This morning also we have received a communication from the Delhi Government indicating that three Ugandan women, who had come to India on January 17, have requested that they be sent back to Uganda because they were lured to India under false pretences," he said.
htm) revealed by Cambridge News , trustees at the 105-year-old hall cancelled the event, saying it had been hired under false pretences.
backed terrorism, adding that the US and its allies are launching a direct aggression on Syria under false pretences of chemical weapons use after they have failed to carry out their mission thanks to the sweeping majority of the Syrian people who have remained defiant in face of all attempts to destroy their homeland.
There are players who are just turning up and taking the money under false pretences.
The clear-out prompted a group of supporters to file a lawsuit against the club, claiming they had been sold their season tickets under false pretences.
But on his arrival, it becomes clear the paganloving locals have called him there under false pretences, and that they have big plans for the constable himself.
US banking giant Chase claim Mr Drumm obtained credit from them under false pretences or actual fraud.
Quite simply, that is not fair and they won the competition under false pretences.
The city board are no better than MPs, their behaviour nothing short of taking supporters' money under false pretences.
I believe they should all be sacked, because they were elected on false pretences.