larceny by trick
- The illegal taking of another person's property through dishonest means, particularly by deceiving the owner into believing that the property is being lent for a temporary period
- The man was charged with larceny by trick after he persuaded his neighbor to lend him their lawnmower, but he never returned it.
- Suspected of larceny by trick, the woman had to appear in court for allegedly borrowing a high-end camera and then selling it instead of returning it.
- Instead of straightforward robbery, some resort to larceny by trick, trying to convince people to temporarily part with their possessions and then disappearing with them.