FRAUD

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FRAUD. All frauds, or attempts to defraud, which cannot be guarded against by common prudence, are indictable at common law, and punishable accordingto the heinousness of the offence. ID cases where common prudence might have guarded a man, he is left to his civil remedy (the suing for damages). The deceiving by false weights or measures or false tokens, comes within the class of criminal offences.