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16th May '16 11:58:07 AM Doug86
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/TheGodInTheBowl", Kallian intended to open a sealed bowl, see if it contained valuables, and claim he was burglarized if there were.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/TheGodInTheBowl", Kallian intended to open a sealed bowl, see if it contained valuables, and claim he was burglarized if there were.
9th Nov '15 10:36:46 AM SteveMB
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* Faking a burglary in order to perpetrate Insurance Fraud

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* Faking a burglary in order to perpetrate Insurance Fraud{{insurance fraud}}.
30th May '15 1:19:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* A variation happens in SinCity's ''That Yellow Bastard''. Hartigan sees that Nancy's house has been broken into and suspects that it was the Rourke family who has kidnapped her. It turns out that the whole thing was a RedHerring. Her apartment break in was a separate crime but he ended up rushing to her job, leading the bad guys right to her.

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* ''ComicBook/SinCity'': A variation happens in SinCity's ''That Yellow Bastard''. Hartigan sees that Nancy's house has been broken into and suspects that it was the Rourke family who has kidnapped her. It turns out that the whole thing was a RedHerring. Her apartment break in was a separate crime but he ended up rushing to her job, leading the bad guys right to her.



* In ''AFishCalledWanda'', Archie fakes a robbery in order to recover Wanda's necklace from his wife... unfortunately Otto catches him in the act and subdues him, thinking he's doing Archie a favor by catching the robber.
* Used in ''MatchPoint'' as part of a larger murder plot.

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* In ''AFishCalledWanda'', ''Film/AFishCalledWanda'', Archie fakes a robbery in order to recover Wanda's necklace from his wife... unfortunately Otto catches him in the act and subdues him, thinking he's doing Archie a favor by catching the robber.
* Used in ''MatchPoint'' ''Film/MatchPoint'' as part of a larger murder plot.



* #3 is the key thing in the Will Smith movie ''EnemyOfTheState''.
* Type 2 is used in ''DialMForMurder''
* In the last part of the Soviet movie ''OperationY'', a warehouse manager who has been stealing state property from the warehouse he was entrusted with hires three {{Loveable Rogue}}s to fake a burglary and save him from revision inspections. Things go wrong when the student Shurik, by coincidence, talks the old lady who was supposed to stand guard that night into letting him substitute for her while she tends to her little daughter and dough.

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* #3 is the key thing in the Will Smith movie ''EnemyOfTheState''.
''Film/EnemyOfTheState''.
* Type 2 is used in ''DialMForMurder''
''Film/DialMForMurder''
* In the last part of the Soviet movie ''OperationY'', ''Film/OperationY'', a warehouse manager who has been stealing state property from the warehouse he was entrusted with hires three {{Loveable Rogue}}s to fake a burglary and save him from revision inspections. Things go wrong when the student Shurik, by coincidence, talks the old lady who was supposed to stand guard that night into letting him substitute for her while she tends to her little daughter and dough.



* Used several times in the CherubSeries, either to plant bugs or retrieve information.

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* Used several times in the CherubSeries, Literature/CherubSeries, either to plant bugs or retrieve information.



* ''WhatILikeAboutYou'':

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* ''WhatILikeAboutYou'':''Series/WhatILikeAboutYou'':



* Goes not quite as planned in an episode of ''KingOfQueens''. Doug and Carry want to get rid of an awful painting which was a present by the Palmers, so they tell Danny and Spence to fake-burgle their house and "steal" it. To lend the story some credibility, Spence and Danny are supposed to [[RansackedRoom leave behind a chaos]] in the Heffernan's living room. In the end, their "chaos" only consists of a couch pillow lying on the floor. Needless to say, this doesn't really serve to convince the Palmers very much.

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* Goes not quite as planned in an episode of ''KingOfQueens''.''Series/TheKingOfQueens''. Doug and Carry want to get rid of an awful painting which was a present by the Palmers, so they tell Danny and Spence to fake-burgle their house and "steal" it. To lend the story some credibility, Spence and Danny are supposed to [[RansackedRoom leave behind a chaos]] in the Heffernan's living room. In the end, their "chaos" only consists of a couch pillow lying on the floor. Needless to say, this doesn't really serve to convince the Palmers very much.



* In ''TheBoondocks'', Ed and Rummy break into houses to drum up business for Wuncler Security.

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* In ''TheBoondocks'', ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'', Ed and Rummy break into houses to drum up business for Wuncler Security.



* ''TheSimpsons'':

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* ''TheSimpsons'':''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
17th Apr '15 8:24:36 PM nombretomado
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* Happened a few times in ''{{CSI}}'' and spin offs, including one Las Vegas episode where a woman had replaced a diamond in a ring with a fake and claimed the thief had swapped the stone when the jewels were returned.

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* Happened a few times in ''{{CSI}}'' ''Series/{{CSI}}'' and spin offs, including one Las Vegas episode where a woman had replaced a diamond in a ring with a fake and claimed the thief had swapped the stone when the jewels were returned.
4th Apr '15 3:57:47 AM henke37
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* ''VideoGame/{{Payday2}}'' has a mission where you "accidentally" ruin a voting office on the route to a bank vault.
14th Jun '14 3:00:48 PM SteveMB
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* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries:'' Superman's first adventure begins with the "theft" of a {{powered armor}} prototype, which turns out to be a cover for Lex Luthor conducting an illegal arms sale to [[{{Ruritania}} Kaznia]].
23rd Apr '14 9:16:26 AM LongLiveHumour
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* OlderThanTelevision: This trope is used in multiple variants multiple times in various ''SherlockHolmes'' short stories.

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* OlderThanTelevision: This trope is used in multiple variants multiple times in various ''SherlockHolmes'' ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' short stories.
19th Sep '13 9:41:35 AM Candi
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** Gary & Lauren do get robbed at the bakery, but they lie to Val about ''who'' did it, so that she doesn't find out they were grifted by a [[EnfantTerrible girl scout]]. (In Gary's defense, the kid [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown kicked his already-injured leg]].)
** Another play on the trope happens when Holly & Henry borrow Val's car without permission & [[DudeWheresOurCar it vanishes]]. Holly does plan to tell Val about the theft, but lies about ''where'' & ''when''. Unbeknownst to all of them, though, the car wasn't stolen; [[MinorInjuryOverreaction Holly had parked in a loading zone and it was towed]].

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** Gary & and Lauren do get robbed at the bakery, but they lie to Val about ''who'' did it, so that she doesn't find out they were grifted by a [[EnfantTerrible girl scout]]. (In Gary's defense, the kid [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown kicked his already-injured leg]].)
** Another play on the trope happens when Holly & and Henry borrow Val's car without permission & and [[DudeWheresOurCar it vanishes]]. Holly does plan to tell Val about the theft, but lies about ''where'' & and ''when''. Unbeknownst to all of them, though, the car wasn't stolen; [[MinorInjuryOverreaction Holly had parked in a loading zone and it was towed]].
19th Sep '13 9:34:52 AM Candi
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* In Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', Elsa Schneider ransacks her own room as well as Indiana's, making Indiana blame an unknown third party rather than her.

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* In Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', Elsa Schneider ransacks her own room as well as Indiana's, making Indiana blame an unknown third party rather than her.
6th Jun '13 5:04:58 PM ArcadesSabboth
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* OlderThanRadio: This trope is used in multiple variants multiple times in various ''SherlockHolmes'' short stories.

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* OlderThanRadio: OlderThanTelevision: This trope is used in multiple variants multiple times in various ''SherlockHolmes'' short stories.


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