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To make a Misrepresentation of an existing material fact, knowing it to be false or making it recklessly without regard to whether it is true or false, intending for someone to rely on the misrepresentation and under circumstances in which such person does rely on it to his or her damage. To practice Fraud; to cheat or trick. To deprive a person of property or any interest, estate, or right by fraud, deceit, or artifice.

Intent to defraud means an intention to deceive another person, and to induce such other person, in reliance upon such deception, to assume, create, transfer, alter, or terminate a right, obligation, or power with reference to property.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


v. to use deceit, falsehoods, or trickery to obtain money, an object, rights or anything of value belonging to another. (See: fraud)

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to take away or withhold money, rights, property, etc., from a person by FRAUD; cheat.
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I am using racial profiling as an example, but what I have said about it should apply with equal force to other types of profiling--whether it is profiling of disorderly people (squeegee men and panhandlers), disaffected youth (trench coat mafia), domestic terrorists (young to middle aged angry men), accounting defrauders (CEOs and CFOs), or tax evaders (the wealthy).
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Leading companies in the sector have set up a database to pool information so that serial defrauders can be refused cover.