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swindle

a fraudulent scheme or transaction
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It was even filthier and more crowded than the county jail; all the smaller fry out of the latter had been sifted into it--the petty thieves and swindlers, the brawlers and vagrants.
Perhaps you would like to call us swindlers, sir,' said Dodson.
It's five-and-twenty pound, Mum," echoed that basest of swindlers, Pumblechook, rising to shake hands with her; "and it's no more than your merits (as I said when my opinion was asked), and I wish you joy of the money
I am speaking, as before, of injustice on a large scale in which the advantage of the unjust is more apparent; and my meaning will be most clearly seen if we turn to that highest form of injustice in which the criminal is the happiest of men, and the sufferers or those who refuse to do injustice are the most miserable--that is to say tyranny, which by fraud and force takes away the property of others, not little by little but wholesale; comprehending in one, things sacred as well as profane, private and public; for which acts of wrong, if he were detected perpetrating any one of them singly, he would be punished and incur great disgrace-- they who do such wrong in particular cases are called robbers of temples, and man-stealers and burglars and swindlers and thieves.
The happy pair of swindlers, with the comfortable tie between them that each had swindled the other, sat moodily observant of the tablecloth.
The swindler has been arrested on the directions of Chairman NAB Justice Mr.
May mga foreign-foreign government pa syang nalalaman e sa swindler lang pala nya nakuha,' the senator added.
Ponzi (1882-1949), the famous Italian-born American swindler.
TOWER HEIST Film4 9PM PREMIERE Ben Stiller wants smarmy Wall Street swindler Alan Alda to pay for stealing pension funds.
A GLOBETROTTING benefit swindler who claimed she had a fear of open spaces faces jail after being convicted of fraud.
The alleged swindler is wanted for prosecution on charges of breach of trust, as per Article 296 of the Omani Penal Code.
If you are on a work assignment and/or renting an office or home in a foreign country you need to be aware that you are perceived as someone who can be taken advantage of -- and most likely the swindler can get away with it.