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swindle

v. to cheat through trick, device, false statements or other fraudulent methods with the intent to acquire money or property from another to which the swindler is not entitled. Swindling is a crime as one form of theft. (See: fraud, theft)

See: bait, betray, bilk, bunko, cheat, circumvent, deceive, deception, defalcate, defraud, delude, dupe, embezzle, embezzlement, fake, false pretense, hoax, hoodwink, illude, imposture, larceny, lure, misappropriation, mislead, mulct, peculate, purloin
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STAR Tweedy's sister Cheryl Cole SUPERGRASS But Andrew Tweedy was still jailed for six years; left, the weapons used in the raid JAILED From left, Christopher Swindle, Christopher Finlison, Jamie Percival and Craig Glendinning
It went through an area that hasn't burned in a long time,'' Swindle said Sunday.
Both trials were told that former Dublin Lord Mayor Mr Keating, a member of the Garrett Fitzgerald Government in the 1980s, also featured in the swindle.
In his dissent, Commissioner Swindle said that the commission "owes it to Congress--and the public--to comment more specifically on what it has in mind before it recommends legislation that requires all consumer-oriented commercial Web sites to comply with breathtakingly broad laws whose details will be filled in later during the rulemaking process.
They might also note that a magazine that has been publishing so-called "survival" information for 83 years must be a doggone unusual swindle by a very patient con artist
It is not enough to provide a set of general background characteristics to be on guard against as this leads to many "false positives" being identified by consumers in that many individuals or circumstances that fit the swindle category also fit the non-swindle category.
If near-surface water existed on Mars less than 1 billion years ago, then life may have persisted on the Red Planet for a lot longer than researchers have suspected, Swindle says.
While on appellate bond, Ponzi fled to Florida, where he orchestrated a real estate swindle.
Swindle was also a team lead and director where he oversaw and developed strategic property preservation and inspection processes for his clients.
Christopher Finlinson and Christopher Swindle admitted conspiracy to rob the Longbenton shop armed with a machete and a handgun.
It would have been more appropriate to describe it as a hoax, scam or swindle since, from the outset, the whole miserable saga has been based on lies, propaganda, obfuscation and deceit.