From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdefraudde‧fraud /dɪˈfrɔːd $ -ˈfrɒːd/ verb [transitive] SCCto trick a person or organization in order to get money from themdefraud somebody of something She defrauded her employers of thousands of pounds. He faces charges of theft and conspiracy to defraud (=a secret plan to cheat someone, made by two or more people).→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusdefraud• The same test applies now throughout the Theft Acts and in conspiracy to defraud.• Whatever he was doing with the extra money, he was not settling accounts with those he had defrauded.• Maxwell, 36, a former Mirror Group executive, was also in court this month, charged with conspiracy to defraud.• The main purpose of the Exchequer was to prevent the Crown from being defrauded by its own officials.• Robert Brennan is ordered to pay $ 71. 5 million for defrauding clients at now-defunct First Jersey Securities.• In 1990, copywriter Peter Murphy accused Riney of defrauding him of his $ 1. 2 million share in the agency.• Rather, they are the latest developments in the true story of Clancy and the man who authorities say defrauded him.• Trachtenberg is charged with attempting to defraud his business partner.• Later he pleaded guilty to mail fraud and tax evasion in connection with defrauding Rose clients of nearly $ 400,000.• Between them they defrauded the company out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.• Sanders was convicted of conspiracy to defraud the government.conspiracy to defraud• He still faces charges of theft and conspiracy to defraud.• Maxwell, 36, a former Mirror Group executive, was also in court this month, charged with conspiracy to defraud.• The defendants deny conspiracy to defraud.• The same test applies now throughout the Theft Acts and in conspiracy to defraud.• Federal prosecutors are investigating whether Castle Grande was part of a conspiracy to defraud Madison.• Derek Hatton, Liverpool council's former deputy leader, was charged with conspiracy to defraud the city's ratepayers.• They were charged with conspiracy to defraud the race course.