bilking

noun

  • Criminal Law

Definitions of bilking

  • the offence of deceiving, cheating, or defrauding someone out of money; the offence of withholding money from someone unfairly eg by leaving a café without paying your bill

    He was indicted by a federal grand jury on suspicion of bilking at least 50 investors of $3.6 million.

Phrase Bank for bilking

  • A former Emporium resident is facing charges of alleged bilking.

  • She was taken into custody Tuesday and is charged with two counts of bilking.

  • A New Orleans woman who is expected to plead guilty to stealing millions of dollars from Ricky Williams, Dennis Rodman and other pro athletes was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of bilking.

Additional Notes for bilking

  • bilk to deceive, cheat, or defraud someone out of money; to withhold money from someone unfairly eg by leaving a café without paying your bill: Spangenberg bilked six young investors of $170,000 through clean-energy investment schemes.