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  • deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"

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Defraud Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Fraud (or defrauding) is a crime in which someone tricks somebody else into giving them something, especially money or a valuable object, for less than it is worth. A fraud can also mean somebody who does such tricks. Fraudulent is the word used to describe something that is fraud, or is causing fraud. To defraud someone is to commit a fraud against them.



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* For Scripture is the school of the Holy Spirit, in which, as nothing is omitted that is both necessary and useful to know, so nothing is taught but what is expedient to know. Therefore we must guard against depriving believers of anything disclosed about predestination in Scripture, lest we seem either wickedly to defraud them of the blessing of their God or to accuse and scoff at the Holy Spirit for having published what it is in any way profitable to suppress. - John Calvin


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  • Happy’s Pizza founder convicted to tax crimes
    The president and founder of Happy’s Pizza has been found guilty of 32 counts of tax crimes and of conspiracy to defraud the United States, the Justice Department announced Thursday. Read more on this news related to 'Defraud'
  • Identity thieves used college student accounts to defraud IRS: prosecutors
    By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - U.S. law-enforcement officials on Tuesday arrested 17 people accused of trying to collect almost $2 million in bogus tax refunds using college student accounts, the latest identity scam to defraud the Internal Revenue Service. Identity thieves in South Florida, the top U.S. target for such criminals, used the students' fin Read more on this news related to 'Defraud'
  • Hawks Suspect Syndicate Involvement In Eskom Fraud Scheme
    The Hawks have launched an investigation into a possible syndicate that may be trying to defraud power utility, Eskom of billions of rand, reported Eyewitness News on Thursday. A two month investigation was launched after falsified activity within Eskom’s information technology department was detected. Two Eskom employees, one aged 27 and another 29 were arreste Read more on this news related to 'Defraud'

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