fleeced flēs/ verb past tense of fleece
informal - obtain a great deal of money from (someone), typically by overcharging or swindling them.
Those of you who saw my post earlier in the week about our week-end trip to Paris will see that we had a great time. There was however one rather large fly in the ointment that did put a bit of a damper on our trip, namely that we were totally fleeced by the restaurant where we ate on Saturday evening.
It was a small family run place just across the roundabout from our flat. It looked lovely and when Ben and I walked past it having dropped Simon and Tom at the rugby the night before the food smells coming from it smelt delicious.