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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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Field of Schemes: how the Great Stadium Swindle Turns Public Money into private profit.
Mr Swindles had a blood alcohol reading three times over the legal limit.
It may be helpful to get an impression, albeit unrepresentative, of when and where swindles occur, but this general information is unlikely to be sufficient to help consumers ward off a swindle's sophisticated approach.
Unfortunately, analyses of case studies of swindles reveal few danger signals and escape mechanisms.
As older Americans are often victimized by confidence swindles (Friedman 1992), it was also decided to focus on this population subgroup.