Examples of defraud in a Sentence
They were accused of trying to defraud the public.
They conspired to defraud the government.
She was convicted of writing bad checks with intent to defraud.
Recent Examples of defraud from the Web
According to Politico, she's delayed borrower defense directives that safeguard defrauded students who take out loans and are cheated by their schools.
A Springboro man was sentenced Friday in federal court to serve 15 years in prison and pay $32 million in restitution to the victims of a $70 million Ponzi scheme that defrauded hundreds of investors.
Two doctors and a third employee who worked for Healogics alleged a company conspiracy to defraud the federal government by billing it for unnecessary wound care and hyperbaric services.
Rivera was charged with grand theft, an organized scheme to defraud and official misconduct, all felonies.
Thousands of students who were defrauded by for-profit colleges were told by the Obama administration that their student loans would be forgiven, but the Trump administration has yet to keep that promise.
Anyway, Melngailis showed up in a Brooklyn courtroom today to begin a four-month sentence at Riker’s island, having taken a plea deal and admitting to charges of criminal tax fraud, grand larceny, and a scheme to defraud investors last month.
Six south suburban men have been indicted for allegedly defrauding a bank of more than $830,000 in a scheme that targeted members of the U.S. military, the U.S. attorney's office said Tuesday.
They are accused of grand larceny, scheme to defraud and other crimes. ...
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Origin and Etymology of defraud
Middle English, from Anglo-French defrauder, from Latin defraudare, from de- + fraudare to cheat, from fraud-, fraus fraud
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of defraud
DEFRAUD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of defraud for English Language Learners
: to trick or cheat someone or something in order to get money : to use fraud in order to get money from a person, an organization, etc.
DEFRAUD Defined for Kids
Definition of defraud for Students
: to trick or cheat someone in order to get money They were accused of defrauding customers.
Legal Definition of defraud
: to deprive of something by fraud
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