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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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Swindle, who investigated serial killer Peter Tobin, said: "Lloret de Mar has a regular massive influx of diverse transient tourist population which complicates things for us in terms of tracing potential witnesses and suspects.
According to the charges sheet, the suspects forged two receipts and used them to swindle the businessman and embezzle Dh387,000.
In Swindle, when an evil collector cons Griffin (Crawford) out of a million dollar baseball card that could have saved his best friend's (O'Neal) home, he unites a ragtag group of his classmates (Grande, McCurdy, Munck and Bravo) to take down the swindler.
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When the dust settled after three competition days, Alabama's Gerald Swindle had claimed his first victory in a career that includes Angler of the Year honors in the Bassmaster Elite Series--professional angling's most prestigious tour--and career earnings in excess of $1.
Prosecutors at Newcastle Crown Court told Judge Roger Thorn that robbers Christopher Mark Swindle, Christopher Finlison, Craig Ronald Glendinning and Jamie Percival were left with no option other than to plead guilty once they had seen the extent to which Tweedy had landed them in it with police.
with tampering the dates on a Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) bill and using the forged bill to swindle her Dutch employer.
WE represented Stephen Swindle at the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal on October 12, 2009.
A MOTHER-OF-FOUR who pretended she cared for her children alone to swindle benefits was ordered to do unpaid work for the community.
WOULD Tees workers be prepared to swindle company expense claims to make extra cash?
It's not just consumer desire which drives big box store expansions; it's public policy and politics: BIG BOX SWINDLE documents these factors and is an important acquisition for any public or college-level library concerned with consumer and business issues, trends, and influences.