false pretenses

Definition of "false pretenses"
  1. The intentional act of providing untrue information with the aim to fraudulently procure money or possessions
How to use "false pretenses" in a sentence
  1. She was charged with false pretenses after selling faux designer bags as originals.
  2. He was arrested for selling a car under false pretenses after tampering with its mileage.
  3. Their scheme to sell a nonproductive gold mine under false pretenses led to felony charges.

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