false pretence

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(law) an offense involving intent to defraud and false representation and obtaining property as a result of that misrepresentation

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The man later admitted taking the money under false pretence.
It seems Howard had never forgiven Vince for luring a large gang of kids to one of his parties when they were little on the false pretence there'd be a bouncy castle.
Tanaka and business partner Alberto Vilar have both been charged on three counts of scheming to defraud, obtain money by false pretence, and wire investor funds across state lines with the intent to convert the money to personal use.
The State High Court thirteen presided over by Justice Fadawu Umaru in Maiduguri has on Wednesday convicted one Aisata Abba Kwana on a-two count charge for obtaining by false pretence funds to the tune of N3.
MEN of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Ondo State Command, on Thursday, arrested three suspected criminals for obtaining under false pretence, illegal possession of counterfeit money and vandalism of transformer.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Maiduguri Zonal Office had arraigned Prince Power and Attah Adoga on a-two count charge for the offence of Conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence funds to the tune of one Hundred Fifty thousand naira from one Ali Musa.
Here is the confirmation that we went to war on a false pretence.
Two students of Multimedia University were yesterday charged with attempting to obtain money from politicians by false pretences.
The court has wide discretionary power and when it considers the judgment or the order was obtained under false pretences or by concealment of substantial facts, it may order the landlord to pay the tenant an amount considered adequate compensation.
Ikechukwu, whose address was not provided, is facing a two-count charge of obtaining under false pretences and stealing.
This morning also we have received a communication from the Delhi Government indicating that three Ugandan women, who had come to India on January 17, have requested that they be sent back to Uganda because they were lured to India under false pretences," he said.
htm) revealed by Cambridge News , trustees at the 105-year-old hall cancelled the event, saying it had been hired under false pretences.
US banking giant Chase claim Mr Drumm obtained credit from them under false pretences or actual fraud.
Quite simply, that is not fair and they won the competition under false pretences.
The city board are no better than MPs, their behaviour nothing short of taking supporters' money under false pretences.