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tr.v. de·fraud·ed, de·fraud·ing, de·frauds
To take something from by fraud; swindle: defrauded the immigrants by selling them worthless land deeds.

[Middle English defrauden, from Old French defrauder, from Latin dēfraudāre : dē-, de- + fraudāre, to cheat (from fraus, fraud-, fraud).]

de′fraud·a′tion (dē′frô-dā′shən) n.
de·fraud′er n.
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The reason for this rule is that deceit to constitute estafa should be the efficient cause of the defraudation. Moreover, when postdated checks are issued and intended only as promissory notes, there is no estafa.
'The local government of Cebu was deceived into paying complainant his salary for no work done and his defraudation was made possible either because the respondent authorized it or maybe because he was grossly negligent,' said the anti-graft ruling approved by Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales.
The judge added: "The union's ability to look after its members was compromised by your defraudation and will have a knock-on effect because members will think that when they pay their subscriptions that money is not safe because union officials Join twitter such as yourself might be dipping their hands into their pockets."