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Swindler

A person who commits fraud, especially as his/her primary career.
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As well as the three-year ban and compensation to be paid, Swindle was given a community order including a 19-day programme order and 100 hours of unpaid work.
Swindle, who investigated serial killer Peter Tobin, said: "Lloret de Mar has a regular massive influx of diverse transient tourist population which complicates things for us in terms of tracing potential witnesses and suspects.
Swindle (and Crowder) caught the winning sack of bass in several feet of water on Lake Toho--the northernmost lake in the chain.
Swindle and Finlison entered the post office where they branded a machete and the imitation handgun.
With the addition of four chapters to the new edition, the authors--in the best tradition of investigative reporting--lay out a compelling picture of "deceptive politicians, taxpayer swindles, media slants, the power of big money, and most of all, a political system that serves the rich and powerful at the expense of the average fan, the average taxpayer, and the average citizen" (xv).
Word History: It's hard to imagine that someone whose head is whirling could be convincing enough to swindle you.
WOULD Tees workers be prepared to swindle company expense claims to make extra cash?
It's not just consumer desire which drives big box store expansions; it's public policy and politics: BIG BOX SWINDLE documents these factors and is an important acquisition for any public or college-level library concerned with consumer and business issues, trends, and influences.
The fire was 15 percent contained by Sunday afternoon, said Steve Swindle, spokesman for the Ventura County Fire Department.
The Great Rock and Roll Swindle (1980) and The Filth and the Fury (2000) are both about the Sex Pistols.
A computer company chief who turned to crime to build a dream castle was jailed for six years yesterday for her part in a pounds 20 million VAT swindle.