false pretences


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false pretences

a former name for DECEPTION.
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He was planning to take advantage of the Hales' sympathy to obtain money from them on false pretences. That was a plain statement of the cloudy purpose which had driven him in headlong to Starkfield.
"Miss Schlegel"--his voice was firm--"I have had you up on false pretences. I want to speak about a much more serious matter than a house."
"Looking back on my conduct from the moment I first set foot on your beach, I can see no false pretence that I have made about myself or my intentions.
Setting her own inclination apart, to have failed a second time in her engagement to Miss Tilney, to have retracted a promise voluntarily made only five minutes before, and on a false pretence too, must have been wrong.
Pearson, from North Esk, Glanmire, Co Cork, pleaded guilty to 32 charges of fraudulently converting clients' funds, 11 charges of forgery and four counts of obtaining funds under false pretences on dates between November 1995 and April 2001.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that section 287 carries three years imprisonment for stealing, while section 314 attracts 15 years for obtaining money under false pretences.
Two students of Multimedia University were yesterday charged with attempting to obtain money from politicians by false pretences.
He claims that Welsh players had been taking their pay packets "under false pretences" and is adamant they had no chance of beating the Italians.
Ayinde, whose address was not provided, is facing a two-count charge of obtaining money under false pretences and stealing, to which he pleaded not guilty.
Benson reported that "he had been defrauded off Sh200,000 by Kevin Bahati Kioko under false pretences that he would get a premises under which they would both operate a business".
Ian Wilson, head of consumer and trading standards at Glasgow City Council, said: "It is alarming that many consumers are being lured into travel agents under false pretences."
Yusuf, who resides in Idi-Iroko in Ogun, is charged with conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretences, to which he pleaded not guilty.