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Swindler

A person who commits fraud, especially as his/her primary career.
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The fact is, the old lady believed Rebecca to be the meekest creature in the world, so admirably, on the occasions when her father brought her to Chiswick, used Rebecca to perform the part of the ingenue; and only a year before the arrangement by which Rebecca had been admitted into her house, and when Rebecca was sixteen years old, Miss Pinkerton majestically, and with a little speech, made her a present of a doll--which was, by the way, the confiscated property of Miss Swindle, discovered surreptitiously nursing it in school- hours.
Another prominent feature is the love of 'smart' dealing: which gilds over many a swindle and gross breach of trust; many a defalcation, public and private; and enables many a knave to hold his head up with the best, who well deserves a halter; though it has not been without its retributive operation, for this smartness has done more in a few years to impair the public credit, and to cripple the public resources, than dull honesty, however rash, could have effected in a century.
And it's also the very law of those transparent swindles, trans- missible nobility and kingship.
The shopkeeper there swindles you if he can, and insults you whether he succeeds in swindling you or not.
They manage theaters, and promote swindles, and edit newspapers.
He told Mr Rugg that to clear his partner morally, to the fullest extent, and publicly and unreservedly to declare that he, Arthur Clennam, of that Firm, had of his own sole act, and even expressly against his partner's caution, embarked its resources in the swindles that had lately perished, was the only real atonement within his power; was a better atonement to the particular man than it would be to many men; and was therefore the atonement he had first to make.
The swindle victims were shown medical certificates -- that turned out to be fake -- ascertaining the man's illness.
Despite being on police bail and having appeared in court, Brice went on to swindle cash and property worth more than PS7,809 from five more victims across the country.
Retired detective David Swindle plans to write to tourists who were in Lloret de Mar when Craig Mallon, 26, was killed by a single punch.
Prosecutors accused the two suspects of forging documents to swindle and embezzle nearly Dh300,000 from an Indian businessman with whom they agreed to enter into a partnership for the nightclub.
Between January 2010 and October 2011, the three suspects allegedly showed false fund management performance results to five pension funds and sold investment trusts at watered down prices to the funds to swindle about 4.
2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kids' will have a chance to see all their favorite Nickelodeon stars together for the first time in the original TV movie, Swindle.