defraudation


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"The falsification is already consummated and it is the defraudation which causes damage or prejudice to another that constitutes estafa," he stressed.
'(T)he local government of Cebu was deceived into paying complainant his salary for no work done and this defraudation was made possible either because the respondent authorized it or maybe because he was grossly negligent,' the Ombudsman said.