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fraud

[frôd]
Etymology: L, fraudare, to cheat
(in law) the act of intentionally misleading or deceiving another person by any means so as to cause him or her legal injury, usually the loss of something valuable or the surrender of a legal right resulting from the action of that person on the misrepresentation.

fraud

Managed care The intentional misrepresentation or deception resulting in payment(s) for services not rendered or payment above that normally paid. See Medicaid fraud, Medicare fraud Patient care Dishonest practice; breach of confidence. See AIDS fraud, Health fraud. Cf Misrepresentation.

fraud

(frawd)
An act of deliberate deception performed to acquire an unlawful benefit, such as the improper coding of health services in a claim for payment.

fraud

(frawd)
An act of deliberate deception performed to acquire an unlawful benefit.

fraud,

n an intentional perversion of truth for the purpose of inducing another, in reliance on it, to part with something valuable or to surrender a legal right; deliberate deception; deceit; trickery.
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He asked for 234 other counts of false accounting to be taken into consideration.
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They face charges of false accounting under the Theft Act.
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She admitted 16 counts of false accounting, fraud and deception involving pounds 40,000.