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false pretense

noun act, affectation, affectedness, artifice, artificiality, assumed basis, bogus purpose, bogus reason, chicane, chicanery, circumvention, circumvention of truth, cozenage, deceit, deceitful purpose, deceitfulness, deeeptive reason, deceptive representation of fact, delusion, designed misrepresentation, device, disguise, dishonesty, dissemblance, dissimulation, dupery, duplicity, evasion of truth, fabrication, facade, factitious reasons, fake, fake reaaons, fakery, false representation of fact, falsehood, falseness, falsification, falsity, falsus, feigned basis, feint, fictus, fraud, fraudulence, fraudulency, guise, hoax, imposture, improper, improper basis, improper innent, improper intention, improper motivation, improper motive, improper pretensions, intentional untruths, lie, mask, masquerade, mendacity, misinformation, misrepresentation, misstatement, perfidy, perversion of truth, pettifoggery, pretense, pretext, prevarication, ruse, sham, simulated basis, simulation, simulatus, sleight, spuriius reasons, spuriousness, stratagem, subterfuge, suppression of truth, surreptitiousness, swindle, treacherousness, treachery, trick, trumped-up basis, trumped-up reasons, unnaturalness, untruth, untruthfulness, wile, wrong foundation, wrong incentive
Associated concepts: cheating by false pretenses, false reppesentation, larceny, obtaining property by false pretenses, under false pretenses
See also: pretext
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He denied MDC's accusation of "false pretenses and fraudulent representations" on his part when Pinnacle accepted $936,407 from the company for Brown's appearance but failed to bring him to the country.
A grand jury indicted Holcomb for obtaining property or money by false pretenses greater than $2,000 and breach of trust, and a jury found him guilty.
'You did by false pretense and intent to defraud, obtains the sum of N38,000,000 from one Timothy Owoeye with the pretense to organising spiritual prayer to avert his death revelation; a pretense you know to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 418 and punishable under section 419 of the Criminal Code, Cap 34, Vol.
The court then reasoned that because the law firm's loss was the result of both a forged instrument and a voluntary parting induced by fraud--two contributory causes--it fell within the plain meaning of both the forgery and alteration endorsement and the false pretense exclusion.
James Anthony Bowman, 36, of Fletcher, N.C., was charged with insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense, both felonies, according to a March 8 statement from NCDOI.
False pretense coverage under the ISO standard commercial auto policy endorsement CA 25 03 applies when the insured has a loss to a covered auto caused by two different actions: someone's causing the insured to part voluntarily with the covered auto by trick, scheme, or under false pretenses; or the insured's acquiring an auto from a seller who did not have legal title.
Melissa Anne Oldfield, 25, of Saint Pauls N.C, was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies, NCDOI reported on Feb.
Bunch has been charged with two counts of felony insurance fraud, one count of felony obtaining property by false pretense, and one count of attempting to obtain property by false pretense, also a felony, North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced Aug.
Clyde Lee Crawford of Raleigh was charged with felony insurance fraud and felony attempting to obtain property by false pretense, according to a July 12 statement from NCDOI.
was charged with obtaining property by false pretense, insurance fraud, and felony conspiracy.
entered not-guilty pleas to five counts each of making false Medicaid claims and larceny of more than $250 by false pretenses.
The charges are as follows: Persalyn Williams, 41, is charged with one count of CCE (Conducting a Criminal Enterprise), two counts of larceny by false pretenses. She allegedly received more than $50,000 from the scheme; Lamar Johnson, 38, is charged with one count of RCE (Receiving Proceeds from a Criminal Enterprise), two counts of larceny by false pretenses.