As verbs the difference between defraud and struts
is that defraud
is to obtain money or property by fraud; to swindle while struts
As a noun struts is
To obtain money or property by fraud; to swindle.
*:I had never defrauded a man of a farthing, nor called him knave behind his back. But now the last rag that covered my nakedness had been torn from me. I was branded a blackleg, card-sharper, and murderer.
an ostrich (large flightless bird )