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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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Maureen Knutsen, 49, of Fell Street,Kensington, is charged with conspiracy to defraud and transferring criminal property.
Duncan Smithies, 31, of Southowram, got nine months, suspended for 12 months, for conspiracy to defraud RBSI and conspiracy to defraud RSA.
The third charges alleges that Berwyn Owen, Derwyn Vaughan Owen and Peter Hart conspired to defraud Sportlot over a grant for the changing rooms.
Another charge alleges that Berwyn Owen, Derwyn Vaughan Owen and Peter Hart conspired to defraud Sportlot over a grant for the changing rooms.
The information charges that Carnahan participated in a scheme to defraud Hill Financial and Main Line in connection with loans obtained on the 5200 S.
Darren Williams, 27, of Leyburn, and Fergal Lynch, 28, of Boroughbridge, have been charged with conspiracy to defraud Betfair customers.
The third charge alleges that Berwyn Owen, Derwyn Vaughan Owen and Peter Hart conspired to defraud Sportlot over a grant for the changing rooms.
A second charge alleges that Berwyn Owen and architect Derwyn Vaughan Owen, 41, of Snn-y-Don, Benllech, conspired to defraud Anglesey County Council over a grant for constructing changing rooms at Pentraeth Football Club.
Zobel, who accepted BURNS' plea, that BURNS had conspired with others to defraud Dime in connection with mortgage loans which condominium buyers obtained from Dime in order to purchase units at a development which BURNS owned located at 16-30 Juniper Road, North Attleboro, known as "Hawthorne Village.
Boese, a nationally recognized expert on the civil False Claims Act and qui tam actions, was invited to testify today on a proposed bill that will provide incentives for people who sue businesses and individuals who defraud the New York City government.
The information charges that Costa engaged in a scheme to defraud ComFed by providing the bank with a purchase and sale agreement for the condominium unit which made it appear as if Costa would make a down payment of at least 25 percent, as the bank required for the loan.
The complaint alleges that beginning as early as 2003, defendants initiated and engaged in a scheme to defraud advertisers at The Dallas Morning News as well as Belo's investors by intentionally overstating the circulation of The Dallas Morning News in order to fraudulently extract higher incentive payments from the paper's advertisers.