larceny by trick

Definition of "larceny by trick"
  1. 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
How to use "larceny by trick" in a sentence
  1. The man was charged with larceny by trick after he persuaded his neighbor to lend him their lawnmower, but he never returned it.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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