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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.
Matsuo has already been indicted four times on swindling charges.
Wilson, of Grimsby, was jailed for five years for swindling her elderly lover.
Earlier, the petitioner's counsel arguing before the court submitted that the accused was innocent and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) did not have any evidence and proof against his client for swindling money.
Prosecutors charged my client with forgery, swindling and embezzlement without any substantiated evidence or proof.
She was additionally charged with breach of trust and swindling more than Dh100,000 from her boss.
A ROGUE builder dubbed The Fiddler On The Roof was jailed for five years yesterday after swindling pounds 500,000 from dozens of pensioners.
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.
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.
Dubai A female accountant was jailed for three months after she was convicted on seven out of 27 counts of swindling, theft, embezzlement, forgery and using forged documents.
Mitsuru Asada, 65, and nine of the 15 others were first arrested in April on suspicion of swindling another 960 million yen in subsidies for a program designed to relieve meat distributors of losses from the mad cow disease scare in 2001 and 2002.
CALLOUS plumber Gary Seabrook yesterday admitted swindling a frail pensioner out of pounds 5,000 but bleated: "I'm no scumbag.