false pretenses


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false pretenses

pl.n. Law
Criminal misrepresentation made with the intent of defrauding a person of something of value.
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In the third place, I have good reason to believe that you entered Miss Ladd's school as a teacher, under false pretenses.
I leave you to decide whether the woman who has shown you that letter--having something important to say to you--is a person who is mean enough to say it under false pretenses.
With the matron's arrival the foredoomed end of the flimsy false pretenses and the cruel delays had come.
You may charge me with murder--or want of sense--(We are all of us weak at times): But the slightest approach to a false pretense Was never among my crimes!
I have only now discovered that he obtained these recommendations from his friends under a false pretense, which it is needless to trouble you by mentioning in detail.
Thus, the allegations that the complainant was allegedly damaged by the false pretenses and fraudulent representations I and/or Chris Brown engaged in as would make us liable for the crime of estafa, the fact remains that these simply are not true and totally unsupported by any document that complainant was the one who parted away with its property," Roda said.
entered not-guilty pleas to five counts each of making false Medicaid claims and larceny of more than $250 by false pretenses.
4 ( ANI ): Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Tuesday said the ministry has written to the Ugandan High Commission regarding a complaint filed by three Ugandan women with the police indicating that they were allegedly brought to India under false pretenses.
In most cases they contain links to fake login pages, which then ask under false pretenses for confidential customer data.
Wael al-Halqi said that the US, Western and Israeli use of lies and false pretenses like the use of chemical weapons to carry out military intervention in Syria came about because of the Syrians' steadfastness and the victories of the Syrian Army over terrorism.
A federal district court has ordered an insurer to cover the loss suffered by a law firm in a check scam, finding that the loss fell within both the policy's forgery and alteration endorsement and the policy's false pretenses exclusion and that the policy therefore was ambiguous.
And last week it emerged that Demontagnac has also mastered the art of getting money under false pretenses a long time after the payments should have stopped.