defraud defraud  /dɪf ˈrɔd/


  • (v) deprive of by deceit


  1. In 1920 he was sent to a Federal penitentiary for using the mails to defraud.
  2. But if a UBS client used the Swiss bank account to defraud a bankruptcy court, or others, it is not clear the IRS will allow them to enter the clemency program.
  3. The question is whether this was the result of negligence or an intent to defraud.


  1. Eighth Arrest Made In Medicaid Fraud Case, More Expected

    Follow Your Town News On The Courant's New Britain Facebook Page An eighth person was charged Thursday in connection with a scheme to defraud the state's Medicaid program, and more arrests are expected, the Office of the Chief State's Attorney said.        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Hartford Courant

  2. IVC employees warned about retirement scam

    Irvine Valley College's Police Department warned Thursday that someone has been trying to defraud the school's employees by convincing them to invest in a sham retirement plan.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Daily Pilot

  3. France Télécom CEO charged with conspiracy to defraud

    France Télécom's CEO Stéphane Richard has been charged with conspiracy to defraud, a Paris court announced Wednesday. The charge relates to alleged activities before he joined the company.        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: TechWorld

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