false pretense

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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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Estate Growth Management of Traverse City and co-owners Margaret Florence Zimmerman and Gary Louis Singer were charged with nine felony counts involving embezzlement and obtaining money under false pretenses.
During the trial, the judge found that the language of the insurance policy was ambiguous as to the coverage for false pretense losses.
In a misguided attempt to impress his girlfriend Vanessa (Kristy Swanson) and prove he's ready for adult responsibility, Sonny adopts a five-year-old boy (played by Cole and Dylan Sprouse, real-life identical twins), under the false pretense of being his biological father.
Dean Cain (Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman) plays Bob, the young executive pursued for a crime he did not commit; Eric Roberts ( False Pretense, Purgatory, Lansky) is Vic, a felon looking to reclaim his stolen loot; and Lexa Doig (CI5: The New Professionals) plays Camille, Vic's beautiful protegee sent to seduce Bob.
5 million system to protect taxpayers' monies, GPERS would be guilty of grand theft by false pretense, which is a criminal offense.
This discussion begins with an overview of the primary theories of larceny applicable in a credit or debit card transaction: false pretenses and embezzlement.
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.
BNA) -- An official for the General Directorate of Immigration confirmed that two activists have been deported for applying for tourist visas under false pretenses.
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.
Judge Rory McCabe is presiding over the case of former doctor Paschal Carmody, 60, who is charged with obtaining more than EUR80,000 by false pretenses.
He not only will have held up the Angels for a salary comparable to those of slightly more accomplished free agents Nomar Garciaparra, Juan Pierre, Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and Frank Thomas; he will have held up his new team and its confounding GM under false pretenses, his inexplicable improvement in 2006 suddenly quite explicable as a one-time surge powered by the juice.
Paul, one of only six Republicans in the House to vote against the 2002 Iraq war resolution, recently observed on the House floor that "preemptive, undeclared wars fought under false pretenses are a road to disaster.