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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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Swindling, who had two hits in each of the final two games, moved up to the 12-year-old all-star team the following year.
Baldridge is accused of swindling Pruitt out of $319,000 by pretending she was going to leave her husband for him, authorities said.
Matsuo, 56, has now entered guilty pleas to all five charges against him, bringing to 506 million yen the amount he has admitted swindling from the state.
Wilson, of Grimsby, was jailed for five years for swindling her elderly lover.
We object to what was mentioned in the appellate judgment that he didn't know that the money was extracted from a huge fraud and swindling case.
He was jailed in 1998 for swindling pounds 400,000 in six years.
In the latest suspected fraud, Asada conspired with others to make a nationwide meat cooperative association buy back 204 tons of beef, including imported beef, swindling the state out of about 3.
Police sent to prosecutors Wednesday former Foreign Ministry logistics chief Katsutoshi Matsuo on suspicion of swindling the government out of about 28 million yen.
The court has cancelled the primary judgment [three months in jail for each of the 3,695 counts of swindling and deception] and stopped all sort of legal action against Abid Al Boom.
and others to prosecutors Sunday on charges of swindling the government out of 420 million yen in subsidies in 2001 in connection with a state beef buyback scheme, the police said.
CALLOUS plumber Gary Seabrook yesterday admitted swindling a frail pensioner out of pounds 8,000 but bleated: "I'm no scumbag.
The Tokyo District Court has decided to hold its first hearing July 31 for Katsutoshi Matsuo, the former Foreign Ministry logistics chief charged with fraud for allegedly swindling confidential funds from the government, court officials said Tuesday.