Defraud Meaning and Definition in Dictionary
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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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- Ex-CEO Admits Role in Scheme to Defraud Government
Ex-CEO of New Jersey firm admits role in scheme to defraud government on overseas projects Read more on this news related to 'Defraud'
- Ex-CEO admits role in scheme to defraud US gov't
TRENTON, New Jersey (AP) — The former president and CEO of a New Jersey-based engineering consulting firm pleaded guilty Friday to leading a conspiracy that reaped tens of millions of dollars by overcharging the U.S. government for reconstruction projects overseas, including in Iraq and Afghanistan. Read more on this news related to 'Defraud'
- Two charged in $14.6M scheme to defraud Rite Aid
A former executive for Rite Aid Corp. and a New Jersey businessman have been charged in connection with a $14.6 million, surplus inventory-sales kickback scheme, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Read more on this news related to 'Defraud'